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Singles Released This Week (November 19 – 25)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart.)


November 19
1974 • Linda Ronstadt • “You’re No Good” • Pop-Rock • Heart Like A Wheel • “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”
1976 • George Harrison • “This Song” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1976 • Kansas • “Carry On My Wayward Son” • Arena Rock • Leftoverture • “Questions of My Childhood”
1982 • Culture Club • “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “White Boys Can’t Control It”
1987 • Cher • “I Found Someone” • Pop-Rock • Cher • “Dangerous Times”
1993 • Tina Turner • “Proud Mary” • Pop-Rock • What’s Love Got To Do With It [Sndtrk] • “Disco Infrerno”
2001 • R.E.M. • “I’ll Take The Rain” • Moody Alt. Rock • Reveal • “32 Chord Song”


November 20
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “It Hurt Me So”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “I Go To Pieces” [UK] • Merseybeat • I Go To Pieces • “Love Me Baby”
1964 • The Miracles • “Come On Do The Jerk” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Go”
1965 • The Who • “My Generation” • Britbeat • The Who Sings My Generation • “Out In The Street”
1970 • Carpenters • “Merry Christmas, Darling” • Easy Listening • Christmas Portrait • “Mr. Guder”
1970 • The Kinks • “Apeman” [UK] • British Rock • Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 • “Rats”
1972 • Elton John • “Crocodile Rock” • Pop-Rock • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player • “Elderberry Wine”
1979 • Paul McCartney • “Wonderful Christmastime” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae”
1981 • The Clash • “This Is Radio Clash” [UK] • Punk-Rock • This Is Radio Clash • “Radio Clash”
1993 • Guns N’ Roses • “Ain’t It Fun” • Hard Rock • The Spaghetti Incident? • “Down On The Farm”
2000 • Incubus • “Drive” • Alt. Rock • Make Yourself • “Drive” [Remix]


November 21
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Poor Boy” • Rockabilly • Love Me Tender [EP] • [None]
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Money” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Bonnie B”
1966 • The Monkees • “I’m A Believer” • Pop-Rock • More Of The Monkees • “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone”
1967 • The Zombies • “Care Of Cell 44” • Baroque Pop • Odessey And Oracle • “Maybe After He’s Gone”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “A Place In The Sun”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “My Baby Must Be A Magician” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “I Need Someone”
1975 • David Bowie • “Golden Years” • Glam Rock • Station To Station • “Can You Hear Me”
1975 • Supertramp • “Lady” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Crisis? What Crisis? • “You Started Laughing (When I Held You In My Arms)”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Venus and Mars/Rock Show” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “Magneto And Titanium Man”
1975 • 10cc • “Art For Arts Sake” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • How Dare You? • “Get It While You Can”
1978 • The Bee Gees • “Too Much Heaven” • Soul-Disco • Spirits Having Flown • “Rest Your Love on Me”
1980 • The Clash • “The Call Up” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Sandinista! • “Stop The World”
1983 • Tears For Fears • “The Way You Are” • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “The Marauders”
1992 • R.E.M. • “Man On The Moon” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “New Orleans Instrumental No. 2”


November 22
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Blue Hawaii • “Rock-A-Hula Baby”
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Rock-A-Hula Baby” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Blue Hawaii • [B-Side]
1965 • The Beach Boys • “The Little Girl I Once Knew” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “There’s No Other (Like My Baby)”
1966 • Stevie Wonder • “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” • Soul-Pop • Uptight • “Purple Rain Drops”
1967 • Bob Dylan • “All Along The Watchtower” • Folk-Rock • John Wesley Harding • “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Chain Of Fools” • Soul • Aretha: Lady Soul • “Prove It”
1972 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Mom” • Soul-Funk • Last Days And Time • “Power”
1982 • Culture Club • “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” • New Wave Reggae-Pop • Kissing To Be Clever • “You Know I’m Not Crazy”
1993 • U2 • “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Zooropa • “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” [Frank Sinatra with Bono]
1999 • David Gray • “Please Foregive Me” • Alt. Pop-Rock/Folktronica • White Ladder • “Please Foregive Me” [Remix]
2010 • The Human League • “Night People” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Credo • “N/A”


November 23
1963 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Quicksand” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Darling, I Hum Alonjg”
1964 • The Beatles • “She’s A Woman” • Brit Beat • Beatles ’65 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “I Feel Fine” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “She’s A Woman”
1970 • George Harrison • “My Sweet Lord” • Pop-Rock • All Things Must Pass • “Isn’t It A Pity” [Double A-Side]
1970 • George Harrison • “Isn’t It A Pity?” • Folk-Pop • All Things Must Pass • “My Sweet Lord” [Double A-Side]
1979 • Donna Summer • “On The Radio” • Disco • On The Radio • “There Will Always Be A You”
1981 • The Human League • “Don’t You Want Me” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Dare • “Seconds”
1984 • Tears For Fears • “Shout” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “The Big Chair”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Heal the World” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “She Drives Me Wild”
1997 • Matchbox Twenty • “3 A.M.” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • “Push / Shame”
1998 • Madonna • “The Power Of Good-Bye” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Ray Of Light • “Little Star” [Double A-Side]
1999 • Santana Feat. The Product G&B • “Maria Maria” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Supernatural • “Maria Maria” [Remix]


November 24
1967 • The Beatles • “Hello, Goodbye” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Magical Mystery Tour • “I Am The Walrus”
1967 • The Zombies • “Care Of Cell 44” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Odessey And Oracle • “Maybe After He’s Gone”
1967 • The Beatles • “I Am The Walrus” • Pop-Rock • Magical Mystery Tour • [B-Side]
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “In And Out Of Love” [UK] • Sunshine Pop • Reflections • “I Guess I’ll Always Love You”
1972 • David Bowie • “The Jean Genie” • Glam Rock • Aladdin Sane • “Hang On To Yourself”
1972 • The Kinks • “Celluloid Heroes” • British Rock • Everybody’s In Show Biz • “Hot Potatoes”
1972 • David Bowie • “The Jean Genie” [UK] • Glam Rock • Aladdin Sane • “Ziggy Stardust”
1972 • John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band • “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Listen, The Snow Is Falling” [Yoko Ono]
1973 • Kool & the Gang • “Jungle Boogie” • Funk • Wild And Peaceful • “North, South, East, West”
1978 • The Clash • “Tommy Gun” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Give ‘Em Enough Rope • “1-2 Crush On You”
1984 • Kool & the Gang • “Fresh” • Dance-Pop • Emergency • “In The Heart”
1992 • Tori Amos • “Winter” • Piano Rock • Little Earthquakes • “The Pool / Take To The Sky / Sweet Dreams / Upside Down”
1997 • Bryan Adams • “Back To You” • Pop-Rock • MTV Unplugged • “Hey Elvis”


November 25
1966 • The Supremes • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Remove This Doubt”
1977 • Elvis Presley • “My Way” • Pop • [Single] • “America”
1987 • Janet Jackson • “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)” [UK] • Quiet Storm • Control • “When I Think Of You”
1991 • U2 • “Mysterious Ways” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Mysterious Ways” [Remix]

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Albums Released This Week (November 19 – 25)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


November 19
1973 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Brain Salad Surgery ► Prog Rock
1973 ● The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys In Concert ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● George Harrison —— Thirty-Three & 1/3 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Live Rust ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Garage: Acts II & III ► Art Rock
1980 ● Barry Manilow —— Barry ► AM Pop
1980 ● Blondie —— Autoamerican ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Led Zeppelin —— Coda ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Don Henley —— Building The Perfect Beast ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Kinks —— Word Of Mouth ► British Rock
1991 ● U2 —— Achtung Baby ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Talk Talk —— Laughing Stock ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1991 ● Teenage Fanclub —— Bandwagonesque ► Power Pop
1991 ● Luis Miguel —— Romance ► Latin Pop
1991 ● Jeff Beck —— Beckology ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● The Clash —— Clash On Broadway ► Punk
1996 ● Bush —— Razorblade Suitcase ► Grunge Rock
1996 ● Boz Scaggs —— Fade Into Light ► Pop-Soul
2001 ● Cher —— Living Proof ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Toni Braxton —— More Than A Woman ► Soul-Pop
2002 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Live In Rio ► Soul-Funk
2002 ● George Harrison —— Brainwashed ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Led Zeppelin —— Early Days And Latter Days ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Joni Mitchell —— Travelogue ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Cher —— Burlesque [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Simple Minds —— 5X5 Live ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2012 ● Led Zeppelin —— Celebration Day ► Hard Rock
2012 ● The Who —— Live At Hull 1970 ► British Rock
2013 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Rush —— Clockwork Angels Tour ► Prog/Art Rock


November 20
1965 ● The Yardbirds —— Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds ► Blues Rock
1968 ● Stevie Wonder —— Eivets Rednow…Alfie ► Soul-pop
1971 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— There’s A Riot Goin’ On ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● Alice Cooper —— Muscle Of Love ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Whitesnake —— Snakes & Sinners ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Phil Collins —— …But Seriously ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Blue Rodeo —— Casino ► Country-Rock
1990 ● Cinderella —— Heartbreak Station ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Debbie Gibson —— Anything Is Possible ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Run-D.M.C. —— Back From Hell ► Rap
1990 ● Peter Gabriel —— Shaking The Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic: Highlights! ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Beatles —— Anthology 1 ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Playback ► Album Rock
1997 ● HiM —— Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1998 ● The Slackers —— The Question ► Ska Revival
2001 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live ► Post-Punk New Wave
2001 ● Aerosmith —— Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology ► Hard Rock
2001 ● Sting —— …All This Time ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Foo Fighters —— Five Songs And A Cover [EP] ► Grunge Rock
2006 ● Oasis —— Stop The Clocks ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2007 ● Melissa Etheridge —— The Awakening Live ► Roots Rock
2007 ● The Kingston Trio —— Live At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● Phish —— Vegas 96 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2009 ● Billy Idol —— In Super Overdrive Live ► Hard Rock
2015 ● Adele Adkins —— 25 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2015 ● Tracy Chapman —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Rush —— R40 Live ► Prog/Art Rock


November 21
1966 ● Joan Baez —— Noël ► Folk-Pop/Latin
1966 ● The Animals —— Animalism ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Gotta Hold On To This Feeling ► Soul
1969 ● The Moody Blues —— To Our Children’s Children’s Children ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Greatest Hits ► Soul-Funk
1970 ● Neil Diamond —— Tap Root Manuscript ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Queen —— A Night At The Opera [UK] ► Glam Rock
1976 ● Scorpions —— Virgin Killer ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1977 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— All ‘N All ► Soul-Funk
1980 ● Heatwave —— Candles ► Funk/Disco
1980 ● REO Speedwagon —— Hi Infidelity ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Steely Dan —— Gaucho ► Jazz-Rock
1980 ● Rod Stewart —— Foolish Behavior ► Dance-Disco
1983 ● Kool & The Gang —— In The Heart ► Post-Disco
1983 ● Duran Duran —— Seven And The Ragged Tiger ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Francesco Zappa ► Art Rock/Classical
1985 ● Don Henley —— Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Frank Zappa —— Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention ► Art Rock
1986 ● Soul Asylum —— While You Were Out ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● My Bloody Valentine —— Isn’t Anything ► Indie Rock
1988 ● Skinny Puppy —— Rabies ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1989 ● Kenny G —— Kenny G Live ► Jazz-Pop
1989 ● Chicago —— Greatest Hits 1982 – 1989 ► Jazz-Rock
1989 ● Rush —— Presto ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Tiffany —— Dreams Never Die ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● New Order —— (the best of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Ace Of Base —— The Bridge ► Euro-Dance Pop
1995 ● Don Henley —— Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock
1995 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Ghost Of Tom Joad ► Heartland Rock
1995 ● Stevie Wonder —— Natural Wonder ► Pop-R&B
2000 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Atlanta Rhythm Section ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Backstreet Boys —— Black & Blue ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Everclear —— Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude ► Grunge-Punk
2000 ● Elton John —— One Night Only – The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Collectybles ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Korn —— Take A Look In The Mirror ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2005 ● Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Daughtry —— Daughtry ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● The dB’s —— Christmas Time Again ► Power Pop
2006 ● Kiss —— Alive!: The Milenium Conert ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Kylie Minogue —— X ► Dance-Pop
2011 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets ► Heartland Rock

<strong>November 22
1963 ● The Beatles —— With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock
1963 ● Phil Spector —— A Christmas Gift To You From Phillies Records ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles (The White Album) ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ► British Rock
1968 ● Dusty Springfield —— Dusty…Definitely ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1974 ● Miles Davis —— Get Up With It ► Jazz-Funk Fusion
1977 ● Chic —— Chic ► Disco
1980 ● Motörhead —— Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers [EP] ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Split Enz —— See Ya’ Round ► New Wave Power Pop
1985 ● Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Easy Pieces ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth
1985 ● Yoko Ono —— Starpeace ► New Wave Art-Rock
1988 ● Candlemass —— Ancient Dreams ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1988 ● Chaka Khan —— CK ► Funk
1988 ● Bette Midler —— Beaches [Sndtrk] ► Female Vocalist
1988 ● Pink Floyd —— Delicate Sound Of Thunder ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Kool & The Gang —— Unite ► Funk-Soul
1993 ● Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Elton John —— Duets ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● The Rolling Stones —— Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● John Hiatt —— Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? ► Roots Rock
1994 ● Aerosmith —— Box Of Fire ► Hard Rock
1994 ● ZZ Top —— One Foot In The Blues ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Rory Gallagher —— Meeting With The G-Man ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Billy Joel —— My Lives ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● The Rolling Stones —— Rarities 1971-2003 ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Rush —— R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Motörhead —— The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else ► Heavy Metal


November 23
1964 ● Ben E. King —— Ben E. King’s Greatest Hits ► Soul
1964 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles Story ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Cat Stevens —— Tea For The Tillerman ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three Volume Two ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1973 ● Yoko Ono —— Feeling The Space ► Avant Garde/Experimental
1974 ● The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues ► Psychedelic Rock
1978 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Public Image Ltd. —— Metal Box ► Post-Punk
1979 ● Mike Oldfield —— Platinum ► Progressive Rock
1979 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Live! Coast To Coast ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● David Bowie —— Changestwobowie ► Glam Rock
1981 ● AC/DC —— For Those About To Rock We Salute You ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Chicago —— Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Jazz-Rock
1981 ● Pink Floyd —— A Collection Of Great Dance Songs ► Prog Rock
1983 ● The Who —— Who’s Greatest Hits ► British Rock
1990 ● Bad Religion —— Against The Grain ► Punk Rock
1993 ● Archers Of Loaf —— Icky Mettle ► Indie Rock/Noise Pop
1993 ● Ace Of Base —— The Sign ► Euro-Dance Pop
1993 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Pale Sun, Crescent Moon ► Alt. Rock
1993 ● Guns N’ Roses —— The Spaghetti Incident? ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Metallica —— Live Shit: Binge & Purge ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Linda Ronstadt —— Winter Light ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Sisters Of Avalon ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Beastie Boys —— Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds Of Science ► Rap
1999 ● Freedom Call —— Stairway To Fairyland ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Listener Supported ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● Mötley Crüe —— Live: Entertainment Or Death ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Phish —— Hampton Comes Alive ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1999 ● Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses ► Tenn Dance-Pop
1999 ● Blondie —— Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1999 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Live Era: ’87-’93 ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Metallica —— S&M ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● R.E.M. —— Man On The Moon ► Rock
2004 ● Evanescence —— Anywhere But Home ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2004 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow Live ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— One Way Out ► Southern Rock
2004 ● Nirvana —— With The Lights Out ► Grunge
2004 ● Poco —— Keeping The Legend Alive ► Country-Rock
2004 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— In Concert ► Folk-Pop
2004 ● U2 —— How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Chinese Democracy ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Live Anthology ► Album Rock


November 24
1967 ● Kaleidoscope —— Tangerine Dream ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Tim Buckley —— Blue Afternoon ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Kinks —— Muswell Hillbillies ► British Rock
1972 ● Hawkwind —— Doremi Fasol Latido ► Space Rock
1975 ● Carly Simon —— The Best Of Carly Simon ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● George Harrison —— Thirty-Three & 1/3 ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Mike Oldfield —— Incantations ► Progressive Rock
1978 ● Rod Stewart —— Blondes Have More Fun ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● Eurythmics —— 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Pat Benatar —— Tropico ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Hawkwind —— Live Chronicles ► Space Rock
1986 ● Red Box —— The Circle & The Square ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Eric Clapton —— August ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Keith Sweat —— Make It Last Forever ► New jack swing
1992 ● Leonard Cohen —— The Future ► Soft Rock
1992 ● Erasure —— Pop! – The First 20 Singles ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Spin Doctors —— Homebelly Groove ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Cryptopsy —— Blasphemy Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● All Saints —— All Saints ► Electronic Dance-Pop
1997 ● Yes —— Open Your Eyes ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 1 ► Gangsta Rap
1998 ● Pearl Jam —— Live On Two Legs ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Metallica —— Garage, Inc. ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Queen —— The Crown Jewels ► Glam Rock
2003 ● Madonna —— Remixed & Revisited ► Dance-Pop
2003 ● The Tubes —— White Punks On Dope ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Whitesnake —— Live: In The Heart Of The Blues ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Alt Rock
2008 ● Jeff Beck —— Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s ► Instrumental Rock
2009 ● Bob Seger —— Early Seger Vol. 1 ► Heartland Rock
2014 ● Soundgarden —— Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path ► Grunge Rock
2014 ● Joni Mitchell —— Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting Toi Be Danced ► Folk-Rock


November 25
1963 ● The Beatles —— Beatlemania! With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Laura Nyro —— Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Aretha Franklin —— With Everything I Feel In Me ► Soul
1977 ● Eric Clapton —— Slowhand ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Eric Clapton —— Backless ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● Tracey Ullman —— You Broke My Heart in 17 Places ► Girl Groups
1996 ● Enigma —— Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ► Ambient
1997 ● Garth Brooks —— Sevens ► Country-Pop
2003 ● Counting Crows —— Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows ► AA Pop-Rock
2003 ● No Doubt —— Boon Box ► Ska-Pop
2003 ● No Doubt —— The Singles 1992-2003 ► Ska-Pop
2003 ● Roy Buchanan —— Live In Japan ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Johnny Cash —— Unearthed ► Classic Country
2011 ● Nirvana —— Nevermind: The Singles ► Grunge
2011 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Kiss My Amps ► Album Rock
2013 ● Black Sabbath —— Live…Gathered In Their Masses ► Hard Rock
2016 ● Heart —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ► Album Rock

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This Week’s Birthdays (November 18 – 24)

Happy Birthday this week to:

November 18
1909 ● Johnny Mercer / (John Herndon Mercer) → Popular music lyricist, composer, singer and pianist, wrote or co-wrote over 1,500 songs, many of which are pop standards, won Grammy Awards for “Moon River” (1961) and “Days Of Wine And Roses,” died from an inoperable brain tumor on 6/25/1976, age 66
1922 ● Albert Dvorin → Music promoter and talent agent, planned and managed Elvis Presley‘s tours for 22 years from the mid-50s and coined the phrase “Elvis has left the building,,” died in a car accident returning from an Elvis impersonator performance on 8/22/2004, age 81
1926 ● Dorothy Collins / (Marjorie Chandler) → Canadian-American girl-next-door pre-rock ‘n’ roll traditional pop singer and TV entertainer, scored several minor hits in the 50s (“My Boy – Flat Top,” #16, 1955), featured vocalist on 50s top music variety show Your Hit Parade and spokeswoman for sponsor The American Tobacco Co., left to co-host TV’s immortal Candid Camera and perform in theater and on Broadway, died from asthma(!) and heart disease on 7/21/1994, age 67
1927 ● Hank Ballard / (John Henry Kendricks) → Vocals and frontman for R&B doo wop The Midnighters, raunchy proto-rock ‘n’ roll “Work With Me, Annie” (banned/no charts, 1954), solo, “Finger Poppin’ Time” (R&B #2, 1960), co-wrote “The Twist” for Chubby Checker (#1, 1960), died from throat cancer on 3/2/2003, age 75
1936 ● Don Cherry → Innovative “free” jazz cornetist and trumpeter, father of alternative singer Eagle-Eye and stepfather of hip hop dance-pop Neneh, died on 10/19/1995, age 58
1941 ● Con Cluskey / (Conleth “Con” Cluskey) → With his brother, Dec and John Stokes, founding member, vocals and multiple instruments in Irish beat pop-rock trio The Bachelors, “Diane” (#10, UK #1, 1964) and seven other UK Top 10 hits in 1964-66, continued to perform with various lineups of the band through the 00s
1945 ● Mark Weitz → Keyboards for 60s psych-pop-rock Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Incense And Peppermints” (#1, 1967)
1947 ● Mike Carbello → Congas and percussion for Latin-rock Santana, “Black Magic Woman” (#4, 1970), session work on over two dozen albums for The Rolling Stones, Steve Miller, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton and many others
1949 ● Herman “Ze German” Rarebell / (Hermann Erbel) → Drummer for German hard rock/metal Scorpions, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (#25, 1984)
1950 ● Graham Parker → Author, singer, songwriter, guitarist, frontman for Brit pub-rock The Rumour and solo, “Wake Up (Next To You)” (#39, Mainstream Rock #19, 1985)
1950 ● Rudy Sarzo / (Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont) → Cuban-American bassist for heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot, “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” (#31, 1983)
1954 ● Charles Williams → Keyboardist for R&B/soul-funk-disco KC & The Sunshine Band, “That’s The Way (I Like It)” (#1, 1975) and five other #1 hits
1954 ● John Parr → One hit wonder pop-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)” (#1, 1985)
1958 ● Laura Lynch → Founding member, bassist, co-lead singer and occasional songwriter for country-rock girl group Dixie Chicks, pushed out of the band in 1996 prior to their rise to stardom, “Not Ready To Make Nice” (#4, 2006), now sells real estate in Texas
1958 ● Michael Ramos → Keyboards for roots rock The BoDeans, “Closer To Free” (#16, 1993)
1960 ● Kim Wilde / (Kim Smith) → New Wave synth-pop singer, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (#1, 1987) plus 20 other Top 50 UK singles, author, Brit TV host and professional landscape gardener
1961 ● Janice Kuehnemund → Founding member, lead guitar and vocals for critically-panned but huge selling 80s all-female glam metal quartet Vixen, “Cryin'” (#22, 1989)
1962 ● Kirk Hammett → Lead guitar and vocals for heavy metal Metallica, “Enter Sandman” (#10, 1991), #11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1962 ● Jeff Ward → Journeyman drummer in the Chicago industrial music scene, including a brief stint with Nine Inch Nails (1990-1991) as their tour drummer and gigs with Ministry, Skafish and others, died by suicide brought on by heroin addiction on 3/19/1993, age 30
1969 ● Duncan Sheik → Alternative pop-rock singer and songwriter, “Barely Breathing” (#16, 1997), Grammy-winning stage and film score composer
1972 ● Matt Knight → Bassist and vocals for alt pub rock/white soul Toploader, covered “Dancing In The Moonlight” (UK Top 10, 2000)
1975 ● Ant McPartlin / (Anthony David McPartlin) → Actor, singer and one half the pop music duo PJ & Duncan (later renamed Ant & Dec), “Lets Get Ready To Rhumble” (UK #9, 1994), TV host
1977 ● Fabolous / (John David Jackson) → East coast rapper, “Can’t Let You Go” (#4, 2003)
1984 ● Johnny Christ / (Joanthan Lewis Seward) → Starting in 2003, bass guitar and backing vocals for pop/metal Avenged Sevenfold, “Bat Country” (#60, Mainstream Rock #2, 2005)

November 19
1905 ● Tommy Dorsey → Noted Swing Era bandleader, trombonist and songwriter, “Tea For Two” (#7, 1958), brother of jazz reed player Jimmy Dorsey
1927 ● The Singing Postman / (Allan Francis Smethurst) → Brit folk singer and actual postal service employee who hummed tunes while delivering the mail and eventually released several novelty-pop albums and the hit “Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy,” which won the Novello Award in 1966 for best novelty song, died penniless in a Salvation Army hostel on 12/24/2000, age 73
1927 ● Joe Hunter → R&B pianist for Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (“Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go,” #6, R&B #1, 1960), then early 60s in Motown house band The Funk Brothers, which provided nearly all instrumentation behind every Motown hit, left in 1963 to become a freelance session player and arranger, died in Detroit on 2/2/2007
1928 ● Don Hunstein / (Donald Robert Hunstein) → Staff photographer at Columbia Records from the 1950s to 1986, credited with hundreds of well-known photos of rock legendaries, including the iconic album cover to The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963) and memorable images of Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel and others, died from Alzheimer’s disease on 3/18/2017, age 88
1936 ● Robert Willie White → Session guitarist in Motown house band The Funk Brothers, played the guitar riff in The Temptations‘ classic “My Girl” (#1, 1965) and performed on multiple other Motown hits, died from complications following open heart surgery on 10/27/1994
1936 ● Ray Collins → Founding member and vocals in L.A. blue-eyed soul The Soul Giants, recruited Frank Zappa as guitarist who transformed the band into satirical rock group The Mothers Of Invention, “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It” (1967) and eventually Zappa’s backing band, left in 1968 and became a taxi driver and drifter until his death following a heart attack on 12/24/2012, age 73
1937 ● Geoff Goddard → Songwriter and session keyboardist, wrote “Johnny Remember Me” for John Leyton (UK #1, 1961) and dozens of other 60s rock ‘n’ roll tunes, played on Brit instrumental rock ‘n’ roll The Tornados‘ “Telstar” (#1, 1962), the first major US hit by a British group, retired from the music industry in the mid-60s, died on 5/15/2000
1938 ● Hank Medress → Vocals in blue-eyed R&B/doo wop The Tokens, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (#1, 1961), producer for Tony Orlando & Dawn, Melissa Manchester, Dan Hill, Rick Springfield and others, record label executive with EMI Canada and Bottom Line Records, died from lung cancer on 6/25/2007, age 68
1939 ● Pete Moore / (Warren Moore) → Bass vocalist for R&B/soul-pop The Miracles, co-wrote “Going To A Go-Go” (#11, 1965)
1943 ● Fred Lipsius → Piano and saxophone for jazz-rock/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears, “Spinning Wheel” (#2, 1969)
1946 ● Joe Correro, Jr. → Drummer for hard-edged rock ‘n roll Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Just Like Me” (#11, 1965) plus 14 other US Top 30 hit singles
1952 ● Bill Sharpe → Founding member and keyboardist for Brit jazz fusion Shakatak, “Night Birds” (UK #9, 1982)
1952 ● Eddie Rayner → Keyboards for New Wave pop-rock Split Enz, “I Got You” (#53, UK #12, 1980), producer and music director for New Zealand Idol
1954 ● Annette Guest → Vocals in Philly R&B/disco female group First Choice, “The Player, Part 1” (R&B #7, 1974)
1960 ● Matt Sorum → Anglo-Norwegian hard rock drummer and percussion, toured with The Cult, joined hard rock Guns N’ Roses in 1989, “November Rain” (#3, 1992), then co-founded hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, “Fall To Pieces” (Mainstream Rock #1, 2004)
1965 ● J Spaceman / (Jason Pierce) → Leader of Brit psych-space-rock bands Spacemen 3, “Revolution” (UK Ind. #1, 1989) and Spiritualized, “Lazer Guided Melodies” (UK #27, 1992), solo
1965 ● Sonic Boom / (Pete Kember) → Founding member, guitar and organ for Brit psych-space-rock Spacemen 3, “Revolution” (UK Ind. #1, 1989)
1969 ● Travis McNabb → Drummer and percussionist with alt pop-rock Better Than Ezra, “Good” (#30, Modern Rock #1, 1995), since 2007 in backing band for country-pop duo Sugarland, “All I Want To Do” (#18, Country #1, 2008)
1971 ● Justin Chancellor → Bassist for prog-metal bands Peach and Grammy-winning Tool, “Vicarious” (Modern Rock #2, 2006)
1971 ● Tony Rich / (Antonion Jeffries) → Grammy-winning contemporary R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Nobody Knows” (#2, 1996)

November 20
1924 ● Irwin Stambler → Music-loving aeronautics engineer who published “The Encyclopedia of Rock, Pop and Soul” in 1974, one of the earliest compilations of facts and biographies covering a broad swath of contemporary music and a resource for countless researchers, authors and bloggers up to the present, died from sepsis on 2/10/2017, age 92
1930 ● Curly Putman / (Claude Putman, Jr.) → Nashville-based country-pop songwriter who wrote “Green, Green Grass Of Home,” covered by Porter Wagoner (Country #4, 1965), Tom Jones (#11, Easy #12, UK #1, 1966), Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead and many others, Paul McCartney‘s “Junior’s Farm” (#3, UK #16, 1974) was inspired by a visit to Putman’s Tennessee farm, died from congestive heart and kidney failures on 10/30/2016, age 85
1940 ● Tony Butala / (Anthony Francis Butala) → Lead vocals and only constant member of close-harmony folk-pop trio The Lettermen, “When I Fall In Love” (#1, 1961), still performing in the 10s
1942 ● Norman GreenbaumOne hit wonder Jewish (not Christian) pop/rocker, “Spirit In The Sky” (#3, 1970), retired from music in late 70s and took up dairy farming
1943 ● Suze Rotolo / (Susan Rotolo) → Greenwich Village artist and Bob Dylan girlfriend who appeared with him on the iconic cover of album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963), died of lung cancer on 2/25/2011, age 67
1944 ● Mike Vernon / (Michael William Hugh Vernon) → Founder and CEO of Blue Horizon record label, blues-rock album producer with credits on dozens of albums for David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After and others
1944 ● Paul Griggs → Pop-rock musician, songwriter, bandmember and producer, formed mid-60s Brit pop-psych Octopus with his brother, Nigel (later of Split Enz), joined pre-fab pop band Guys ‘N’ Dolls, “There’s A Whole Lot Of Loving” (UK #2, 1975), since the mid-80s has written and produced various award-winning songs and several albums of his work
1945 ● “Dirty Dan” McBride / (Daniel Hatton) → Vocals for rock ‘n roll revival “greaser” parody group Sha Na Na (“(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet,” #55, 1975), died in his sleep on 7/23/2009, age 63
1946 ● Ray Stiles → Bassist in for Brit “good time” glam-rock ‘n’ roll Mud, “Tiger Feet” (UK #1, 1974), joined pop-rock The Hollies in 1989 and continues with the band
1946 ● Duane Allman / (Howard Duane Allman) → Slide guitar virtuoso and co-founder of Southern rock The Allman Brothers Band, did session work with Wilson Pickett, Derek And The Dominos (guitar solo on “Layla,” #10, 1972) and others, died in a motorcycle accident on 10/29/1971, age 24
1946 ● J. Blackfoot / (John Colbert) → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children (“I’ll Be The Other Woman, #36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave, died from pancreatic cancer on 11/30/2011, age 65
1947 ● Joe Walsh → Songwriter and guitarist for underrated hard rock The James Gang, “Walk Away” (#51, 1971), left for an off-and-on solo career, “Life’s Been Good” (#12, 1978), joined the Eagles in 1975 and co-wrote “Life In The Fast Lane” (#11, 1976)
1950 ● Gary Green → Guitarist for innovative prog rock Gentle Giant from 1970 to 1980
1954 ● Frank Marino → Founder, frontman and lead guitarist for 70s Canadian power rock trio Mahogany Rush and various incarnations through the 00s
1956 ● Robert Poss → Guitar and vocals for guitar-centric, “noise” rock quartet Band Of Susans, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” (1988)
1957 ● Jim Brown → Drummer in multiracial reggae-pop UB40, “Red Red Wine” (#1, 1988) and over 30 other Top 40 hits
1961 ● Jim Brickman → Former advertising jingle writer and classical-trained pianist turned adult pop and light new age singer and songwriter, “Simple Things” (Adult Contemporary #1, 2001) plus six gold and platinum, longtime host for his own radio music variety show and PBS TV music specials
1961 ● Paul King → Irish-born New Wave pop-soul singer and frontman for King, “Love & Pride” (US #55, UK #2, 1985), solo album, since 1989 a VJ and producer on MTV and VH1
1962 ● Gail Ann Dorsey → Top alt rock session bassist and backing vocalist, worked with Tears For Fears, Bryan Ferry, The The, Gwen Stefani and others, member of David Bowie‘s band since 1995
1962 ● Steve Alexander → Vocals for Brit soul/pop boy band Brother Beyond, “The Harder I Try” (UK #2, 1988)
1965 ● Mike D / (Michael Louis Diamond) → Drummer, singer and rapper for hardcore punk then hip hop masters the Beastie Boys, “Fight For Your Right” (#7, 1987)
1965 ● Sen Dog / (Senen Reyes) → Vocals and rapper in Latino R&B/hip hop Cypress Hill, “Insane In The Brain” (#19, Rap #1, 1994) and The Reyes Brothers
1966 ● Eg White / (Francis Anthony White) → Vocals in Brit soul/pop boy band Brother Beyond, “The Harder I Try” (UK #2, 1988), now a successful songwriter with hits by Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue and others
1966 ● Kevin Gilbert → Multi-instrumental composer and producer, member of prog rock Giraffe and Toy Matinee, co-wrote “All I Wanna Do” (#2, 1995) with then-girlfriend Sheryl Crow,, died from apparent autoerotic asphyxiation on 5/17/1996, age 29
1970 ● Phife Dawg / (Malik Isaac Taylor) → Trinidadian-American rapper and member of acclaimed artistic hip hop jazz-rap fusion trio A Tribe Called Quest, “Check The Rhime” (Rap #1, 1991), then solo, “Flawless” (Rap #4, 2000), died from complications of diabetes on 3/22/2016, age 45
1973 ● Jacqueline Abbott → Lead vocals for alt pop-rock The Beautiful South, “A Little Time” (UK #1, 1990)
1975 ● Davey Havok / (David Paden Passaro) → Lead vocals for alt-punk-rock AFI (A Fire Inside), “Miss Murder” (#24, Modern Rock #1, 2006) and electronica Blaqk Audio “Stiff Kittens” (Dance/Club #38, 2007)
1975 ● Dierks Bentley → Country-rock crossover singer, songwriter and guitarist with 14 Country Top 10 hits, ten of which went #1, including “What Was I Thinkin’ (#22, Country #1, 2003)
1975 ● Jeffrey Lewis → Anti-folk singer, songwriter and guitarist with over 20 solo and collaborative albums, underground comic book artist and frequent collaborator with the Moldy Peaches and other anti-folk acts
1975 ● Tamika Scott → Vocals for female R&B/dance-pop quartet Xscape, “Understanding” (#8, 1993)
1981 ● Kimberly Walsh → Singer in pre-fab all-girl Euro-pop vocal group Girls Aloud, “Sound Of The Underground” (UK #1, 2002)
1986 ● Michael Jared Followill → Bassist in Southern blues-indie rock Kings Of Leon, “Sex On Fire” (Modern Rock #1, 2008)

November 21
1907 ● Buck Ram / (Samuel Ram) → R&B/soul composer, arranger and producer from the 1930s on, managed hugely successful R&B/doo wop The Platters, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (#1, 1958) and 13 other Top 20 hits between 1955 and 1967, wrote and produced for The Coasters, The Drifters, Ike & Tina Turner and others, died on 1/1/1991, age 83
1933 ● Jean Shepard / (Ollie Imogene Shepard) → Pioneering female honky tonk and country music singer with 24 studio albums and 21 Country Top 20 hits, including the crossover singles “Slippin’ Away” (#81, Country #4, 1973) and, in collaboration with Ferlin Husky, “A Dear John Letter” (#4, Country #1, 1953), continued to perform into her 80s and became the first female to be a Grand Old Opry member for over 60 years, died from complications of Parkinson’s and heart disease on 9/25/2016, age 82
1940 ● Dr. John / (Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack, Jr.) → Four-time Grammy-winning New Orleans boogie-blues-folk-rock pianist, guitarist and singer of “voodoo” music, “Right Place, Wrong Time” (#9, 1973)
1941 ● David Porter → Songwriting partner with Isaac Hayes at Stax Records, co-wrote “Soul Man” (#2, 1967) for Sam & Dave and other hits, released two solo R&B/piano albums and several singles
1941 ● Andrew Love → Saxophonist for legendary Stax Records‘ house band The Memphis Horns, played sessions for Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Sam And Dave, Elvis Presley, The Doobie Brothers, The Rascals and countless other top rock and soul acts, continued to do session work until retiring in 2002 due to Alzheimer’s disease, died on 4/12/2012, age 70
1942 ● Thunderclap Newman / (Andy Newman) → Keyboards for one hit wonder Brit psych-pop, Pete Townshend-produced Thunderclap Newman, “Something In The Air” (#37, UK #1, 1969)
1948 ● Lonnie Jordan / (LeRoy Jordan) → Singer and keyboardist for laid-back R&B/soul-funk War, “Spill The Wine” (#3, 1970), solo
1948 ● Rabbit Bundrick / (John Bundrick) → Touring keyboardist for The Who since the late 70s, session musician for Bob Marley, Roger Waters, Eric Burdon and others, briefly a member of Free, principal musician for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, solo
1948 ● Mark Tulin → Bassist for psych/garage rock icons The Electric Prunes (“I Had To Much To Dream (Last Night),” #11, 1967), joined psych/goth/prog rock Smashing Pumpkins in 2008, returned to recording with new versions of The Electric Prunes and other psych/garage rock oldies groups, collapsed after a SCUBA dive at a volunteer underwater cleanup event and died on 2/26/2011, age 62
1949 ● Randy Zehringer → With his brother Rick Derringer, drummer in garage-rock legends The McCoys and their classic “Hang On Sloopy” (#1, 1965) plus two other clunky 60s rock hits, played with various versions of Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter‘s blues-rock groups in the 70s and retired from music due to health reasons in the mid-70s
1950 ● Gary Pihl → Guitarist for hard rock Sammy Hagar‘s band, left in 1986 to join arena rock Boston, “Amanda” (#1, 1986)
1950 ● Livingston Taylor → Light folk-pop singer and songwriter, “I Will Be In Love With You” (#13, 1978), brother of James Taylor
1952 ● Lorna Luft → TV and film actress with multiple small part credits, stage perfumer and unremarkable pop singer, daughter of Judy Garland and half-sister of Liza Minelli, issued several non-charting singles in the 70s and 80s, sang backing vocals on Blondie‘s album Eat To The Beat (1979)
1955 ● Peter Koppes → Guitarist and backing vocals for Aussie New Wave psych-pop then prog rock The Church, “Under The Milky Way” (#30, 1989)
1962 ● Steven Curtis Chapman → Hugely successful contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter and guitarist fusing light 70s rock and pop sounds with religious themes, five-time Grammy winner and holder of 56 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and seven Artist of the Year awards from the GMA, “Cinderella” (Adult Contemporary #23, Christian #4, 2003), his songs have been recorded by Glen Campbell, Roger Whittaker and others
1965 ● Björk Gundmundsdottir → Vocals for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, “Hit” (Modern Rock #1, 1991), solo and actress
1967 ● Margret Ornolfsdottir → Keyboards and vocals for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, “Hit” (Modern Rock #1, 1991)
1968 ● Alex James → Bassist for alt rock then Britpop quartet Blur, “Girls & Boys” (Alt Rock #4, 1994), journalist, TV actor and host, radio personality and cheese maker
1970 ● Francis McDonald → Drummer in Scot pre-grunge, then power pop Teenage Fanclub, “Star Sign” (Mainstream Rock #4, 1991)
1974 ● Kelsi Marie Osborn → Vocals and guitar in country-pop sister trio SHeDAISY, “I Will…But” (#43, Country #2, 1999)

November 22
1899 ● Hoagy Carmichael / (Howard Hoagland Carmichael) → Composer, actor, singer, pianist and bandleader, wrote or co-wrote several classic American pop tunes including “Stardust” (1927), “Georgia On My Mind” (1930) and “Heart And Soul” (1938), died of heart failure on 12/27/1981, age 82
1941 ● Jesse Colin Young / (Perry Miller) → Mid-60s Greenwich Village folk singer and songwriter, co-founded folk-rock The Youngbloods (“Get Together, #5, 1969), left in 1972 for a 40-year solo career, including LPs Song For Juli (#51, 1973) and Songbird (#26, 1975) plus several charting singles
1941 ● Terry Stafford → One hit wonder country and pop-rock singer and songwriter with the Elvis sound-alike “Suspicion” (#4, 1961), died from liver ailments on 3/17/1996, age 54
1942 ● Floyd Sneed → Drummer for pop-rock Three Dog Night, “Joy To The World” (#1, 1971) and nine other Top 10 hits between 1969 and 1973
1942 ● Stephen Caldwell → Vocals in mixed gender R&B doo-wop quartet The Orlons, “The Wah-Watusi” (#2, R&B #5, 1962), left the group in 1964 for a career in trade union management and 29 years on the Philadelphia Board of Education, reformed the group in 1988 for the oldies circuit
1946 ● Family Man Barrett / (Aston Francis Barrett) → Rastafarian and bassist for reggae bands The Upsetters and Bob Marley & The Wailers, “I Shot The Sheriff” (#1, 1974)
1947 ● Sonny Geraci → Lead singer for Cleveland garage rock quintet The Outsiders (“Time Won’t Let Me,” #5, 1966) and L.A. light AM pop Climax (“Precious And Few,” #3, 1972), one of only a very few artists who have scored Top 10 its fronting two different acts, continued to perform on the oldies circuit into the 10s
1947 ● Rod Price → Slide guitar for Brit boogie/blues-rock Foghat, “Slow Ride” (#20, 1975), solo, died following a heart attack on 3/22/2005, age 57
1948 ● Dennis Larden → With brother Larry, guitar and vocals for one hit wonder pop-folk Every Mother’s Son, “Come On Down To My Boat” (#6, 1967)
1950 ● “Miami” Steve (aka “Little Steve”) Van Zandt / (Steven Van Zandt) → Guitarist and songwriter, founding member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, joined Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band in 1975, solo and frontman for Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, social activist and founder of Artists United Against Apartheid, record producer and TV actor (“Silvio Dante” on The Sopranos)
1950 ● Tina Weymouth → Bassist for New Wave art-pop-rock Talking Heads, “Take Me To The River” (#26, 1978) and co-founder of synth-pop Tom Tom Club, “Genius Of Love” (#31, R&B #2, 1982)
1954 ● Craig Huxley / (Craig Hundley) → Child actor turned Emmy-winning film producer and Grammy-nominated musician and soundtrack producer over a wide range of projects, including concert collaborations with Deep Purple, session work with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and others, soundtrack composer for the Star Trek movie series, music director for actor/singer William Shatner, founder of The Enterprise Interactive recording studios and producer of hits by Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Paul McCartney and dozens more, music arranger for Broadway shows, IMAX films and extreme expedition Blue-ray videos
1957 ● Sharon Bailey → Percussion for Brit reggae-pop-ska band Amazulu, “Too Good To Be Forgotten” (UK #5, 1986)
1958 ● Jason Ringenberg → Founder, frontman for alt country-rock “cowpunk” Jason & The Scorchers, “Golden Ball And Chain” (Mainstream Rock #16, 1986), now records and performs children’s music as Farmer Jason
1960 ● Jim Bob / (James Morrison) → One half of the alt dance-pop sampling duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, “The Only Living Boy In New Cross” (Modern Rock #26, UK #7, 1992)
1962 ● Daniel Schmid → Co-founder and bassist for jazz-rock-ska-swing revival Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, “Zoot Suit Riot” (Modern Rock #15, 1998)
1962 ● Neil Fraser → Guitar for Brit folk-pop-soul Tindersticks, “Bathtime” (UK #38, 1997)
1968 ● Rasa Don / (Donald Norris) → Rapper in Grammy-winning, progressive rap, funk-soul-blues-hip-hop Arrested Development, “Mr. Wendal” (#6, 1992)
1970 ● Chris Fryar → Drummer for Grammy-winning alt-country-rock Zac Brown Band (“Knee Deep,” #18, Country #1,, 2012)
1976 ● Alex Grossi → Journeyman rock guitarist best known for his work with heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot (“Bang Your Head (Metal Health),” #31, 1984)
1978 ● Karen O / (Karen Lee Orzolek) → Vocals and keyboards for New York alt/art-rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Gold Lion” (Alt Rock #14, 2006)
1979 ● Scott Robinson → Vocals for Brit dance-pop boy band 5ive (aka Five), “When The Lights Go Out” (#10, 1998)
1981 ● Ben Adams → Vocals for Brit-Norwegian pop-rock boy band A1, “Same Old Brand New You” (UK #1, 2000)

November 23
1939 ● Betty Everett → R&B/soul-pop vocalist and pianist, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” (#6, R&B #1, 1964), died at home on 8/19/2001, age 61
1940 ● Freddie Marsden / (Frederick John Marsden) → With brother Gerry Marsden, co-founder and drummer in 50s Brit skiffle band Mars Bars, which shortly became Merseybeat pop-rock Gerry & The Pacemakers(“How Do You Do It?, #9, AUS #3, UK #1, 1964), the second most popular Liverpool, England band of all time, left the music industry in the late 60s to open a driving school, died from cancer on 12/9/2006, age 66
1945 ● Bobby Bloom / (Robert Bloom) → One hit wonder calypso-pop singer and songwriter, “Montego Bay” (#1, 1974), died in an accidental gun shooting on 2/28/74, age 28
1949 ● Alan Paul → Singer in Grammy-winning jazz-pop fusion vocal group Manhattan Transfer, “Boy From New York City” (#7, 1981)
1949 ● Marcia Griffiths / (Marcia Llyneth Griffiths) → Jamaican pop singer and the “Queen of Reggae,” solo artist in the 60s and later in the I Threes as backing vocalist for Bob Marley & The Wailers, went solo and scored the minor hit “Electric Boogie” (#51, 1982) which became the basis for Ric Silver‘s dance-craze, copyright-infested “Electric Slide” (1976)
1949 ● Sandra Stevens → Vocals in Brit sunny folk-pop Brotherhood of Man “United We Stand” (#13, UK #10, 1970)
1954 ● Bruce Hornsby → Grammy-winning rock-pop-jazz-classical-bluegrass keyboardist, singer and songwriter, bandleader for The Range “The Way It Is” (#1, 1986), solo, producer for Leon Russell and others, filled in on keyboards for the Grateful Dead, now fronts separate bluegrass and jazz bands
1962 ● Calvin Hayes → Keyboards and drums for underappreciated, one hit wonder (in the U.S.) New Wave sophisti-pop Johnny Hates Jazz, “Shattered Dreams” (#2, 1988)
1962 ● Chris Bostock → Bassist in dance-pop-rock Jo Boxers, “Boxer Beat” (UK #3, 1983)
1964 ● Conny Bloom / (Conquistador Blomqvist) → Guitarist and songwriter for Finnish glam-punk-metal Hanoi Rocks, covered Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Up Around The Bend” (UK #61, 1984)
1966 ● Charlie Grover → Drummer in post-grunge alt rock Sponge, “Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain” (Modern Rock #3, 1995)
1966 ● Ken Block → Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer for Southern folk-rock Sister Hazel, “All For You” (#11, 1997), solo
1978 ● Alison Mosshart → Singer, songwriter and occasional model, lead singer for indie rock The Kills (“The Good Ones,” UK #23, 2005) and blues-rock supergroup The Dead Weather (“Die By The Drop,” Alt Rock #20, 2010)
1978 ● Tommy Marth / (Thomas Christian Marth, Jr.) → Freelance journalist, Las Vegas nightclub manager,Hard Rock Café marketing director and session saxophonist in alt hard rock The Killers (“Mr. Brightside,” #10, Alt. Rock #3, 2003), committed suicide by gunshot on 4/23/2012, age 33
1984 ● Lucas Stephen Grabeel → Pop singer and actor, played “Ryan Evans” in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)
1992 ● Miley Cyrus / (Destiney Hope Cyrus) → Teen idol actress and star of the Disney Hannah Montana series, then pop vocalist, “Party In The U.S.A.” (#2, 2009), daughter of country-pop singer Billy Ray Cyrus

November 24
1868 ● Scott Joplin → The “King of Ragtime,” pianist and prolific jazz and ragtime composer best known for his signature piece, “Maple Leaf Rag” (copyright 1899), died from dementia caused by syphilis on 4/1/1917, age 49
1924 ● Eileen Barton → Child vaudeville performer, teenage radio program vocalist, 20-something pop singer with ten Top 40 hits in the 50s, including the perky “If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked You A Cake” (#1, 1950), continued as a night club and stage entertainer in her 30s and 40s, died from ovarian cancer on 6/27/2006, age 81
1931 ● Tommy Allsup / (Tommy Douglas Allsup) → Rockabilly and swing guitarist with Buddy Holly & The Crickets, lost a coin toss with Ritchie Valens for the last seat on the fateful flight on February 3, 1959 that killed Holly, Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, later worked as a session musician for Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson and others, died from complications of a hernia surgery on 1/11/2017, age 85
1938 ● Charles Laquidara → Radio DJ on early “free format” WBCN/Boston, his morning drive time show The Big Mattress ran for nearly 30 years and set the bar for FM radio morning shows
1939 ● Jim Yester → Guitar and vocals for light pop-rock vocal group The Association, “Along Comes Mary” (#7, 1966)
1939 ● Carl Bunch → Rock ‘n’ roll drummer recruited for Buddy Holly‘s band in the “Winter Dance Party” tour of 1959, suffered frostbite due to a malfunctioning tour bus heater and was hospitalized while the rest of the band took the ill-fated plane flight that killed Holly and others, did session work in Nashville following a stint in the Army, died from diabetes on 3/26/2011, age 71
1940 ● Johnny Carver → Country-pop crossover singer with fifteen Country Top 40 hits in the late 60s through the late 70s, including counterfeits of Tony Orlando & Dawn‘s “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Old Oak Tree” (Country #5, 1973) and Starland Vocal Band‘s “Afternoon Delight” (Country #9, 1976), performed in Branson, MO venues into the 90s
1941 ● Pete Best / (Randolph Peter Best) → The “5th The Beatle“, drummer for The Beatles from August 1960 until fired and replaced by Ringo Starr in August 1962, went into civil service and continued to perform as frontman to his own bands
1941 ● Duck Dunn / (Donald Dunn) → Bassist, songwriter, highly regarded session player, member of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s, “Green Onions” (#3, 1962) and The Blues Brothers, “Soul Man” (#14, 1979), died in his sleep while on tour in Tokyo on 5/13/2012, age 70
1941 ● Wayne Jackson / (Wayne Lamar Jackson) → Trumpet player for various studio session bands at Stax Records, first as The Mar-Keys (“Last Night,” #3, 1961) and later as Booker T. & The M.G.’s, joined with tenor saxophonist Andrew Love to form The Memphis Horns in 1969 and played on scores of albums by Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, U2, among others, died from congestive heart failure on 6/21/2016, age 74
1942 ● Billy Connolly → Scottish comedian, film and TV actor and singer, member of folk trio The Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty in 70s, then briefly a folk-novelty-pop solo artist, covered “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.” (UK #1, 1975)
1943 ● Robin Williamson → Guitarist and principal in Scottish psych-folk and early world music duo The Incredible String Band, 1968 album The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter reached #161 in the US
1943 ● Richard Tee / (Richard Ten Ryk) → R&B and funk keyboardist, session musician, arranger and singer who played on hundreds of studio albums by top-tier artists in rock, pop and soul as well as in band’s led by George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr., Steve Gadd and others, issued seven solo albums, two of which reached into the Jazz Top 25, died in his prime from prostate cancer on 7/21/1993, age 49
1945 ● Lee Michaels / (Michael Olsen) → One hit wonder psych-rock/blue eyed soul singer, songwriter and keyboardist, “Do You Know What I Mean” (#6, 1971)
1948 ● Tony Bourge → Guitarist for early and influential heavy metal Budgie, “Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman” (1971)
1949 ● Anita Louis → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children, “I’ll Be The Other Woman” (#36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave
1950 ● Robert Burns, Jr. → Original drummer and founding member of raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Sweet Home Alabama” (#8, 1974), left in 1974 after the band’s first two albums due to road fatigue, died in a single-car accident on 4/3/2015, age 64
1955 ● Clement Burke / (Clement Bozewski) → Original drummer for New Wave pop-rock Blondie, “Heart Of Glass” (#1, 1979), later with The Romantics, occasional tours with The Ramones (as “Elvis Ramone”), session work for Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, The Gog-Go’s, The Sex Pistols and others
1957 ● Chris Hayes → Guitar and backing vocals for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power Of Love” (#1, 1985)
1958 ● Carmel McCourt → Brit jazz-pop-rock vocalist and bandleader for Carmel, “Bad Day” (UK #15, 1983)
1962 ● Gary Stonadge → Bassist for funk-punk Big Audio Dynamite, “V. Thirteen” (Dance/Club #15, 1987) and The Rotten Hill Gang
1962 ● John Squire → Guitarist for Brit guitar pop-rock The Stone Roses, “She Bangs The Drums” (Alt Rock #9, 1989) and indie rock The Seahorses, “Love Is The Law” (UK #3, 1997), painter
1964 ● Tony Rombola → Guitarist for hard rock Godsmack, “Straight Out Of Line” (Mainstream #1, 2003)
1970 ● Chad Taylor → Guitarist for alt rock Live, “Lightning Crashes” (Modern Rock #5, 1995) and The Gracious Few, “Appetite” (Mainstream Rock #29, 2010)

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Singles Released This Week (November 12 – 18)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


November 12
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “Donna” • Rock N Roll • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba”
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba” • Tejano Rock • Ritchie Valens • [B-Side]
1971 • Bob Dylan • “George Jackson” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “George Jackson” [Acoustic]
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “I Cheat The Hangman” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Music Man”
1976 • Queen • “Somebody To Love” • Glam Rock • A Day At The Races • “White Man”
1982 • The Pretenders • “Back On The Chain Gang” • Post-Punk • Learning To Crawl • “My City Was Gone”
1986 • Madonna • “Open Your Heart” • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “White Heat”
1987 • Kiss • “Reason To Live” • Hard Rock • Crazy Nights • “Thief In The Night”


November 13
1964 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1964 • The Moody Blues • “Go Now!” [UK] • British Beat • The Magnificent Moodies • “It’s Easy Child”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Little Red Rooster” [UK] • Blues-Rock • The Rolling Stones Now! • “Off The Hook”
1965 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” • Folk-Rock • Daydream • “My Gal”
1984 • Foreigner • “I Want To Know What Love Is” • Power Ballad • Agent Provocateur • “Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “Yesterdays” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Yesterdays” [Live]
2011 • The Rolling Stones • “No Spare Parts” • Album Rock • [Single] • “Before They Make Me Run”
2012 • Blondie • “Practice Makes Perfect” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • [None]


November 14
1960 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “When I Get Paid” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Love Made A Fool Of Me”
1966 • Otis Redding • “Try A Little Tenderness” • Soul • Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul • “I’m Sick Y’All”
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “If This World Were Mine” • Soul – Motown • United • [B-Side]
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” • Soul – Motown • United • “If This World Were Mine”
1975 • Natalie Cole • “Inseparable” • Soul-Jazz • Inseparable • “Joey”
1980 • Supertramp • “Dreamer” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Paris • “You Started Laughing (When I Held You In My Arms)”


November 15
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Everyday”
1965 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Just Like Me” • Garage Rock • [Single]> • “B.F.D.R.F. Blues”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “How Would You Like To Be”
1968 • The Iveys • “Maybe Tomorrow” • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “And Her Daddy’s a Millionaire”
1970 • Spirit • “Mr. Skin” • Psychedelic Rock • Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus • “Soldier”
1972 • The Doobie Brothers • “Jesus Is Just Alright” • Pop-Rock • Toulouse Street • “Rockin’ Down The Highway”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Black Water” • Roots Rock • What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits • “Song To See You Through”
1975 • Eagles • “Take It To The Limit” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “After The Thrill Is Gone”
1975 • 10cc • “Art For Arts Sake” • Art Pop-Rock • How Dare You? • “Get It While You Can”
1975 • Pink Floyd • “Have A Cigar” • Prog Rock • Wish You Were Here • “Welcome to the Machine”
1976 • George Harrison • “This Song” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1982 • Whitesnake • “Here I Go Again” • Arena Rock • Saints & Sinners • “Bloody Luxury”
1982 • John Lennon • “Love” • Pop-Rock • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band • “Gimme Some Truth”
1990 • Jane’s Addiction • “Been Caught Stealing” • Alt. Funk-Rock • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Had A Dad”
1992 • Madonna • “Bye Bye Baby” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Rain”
1999 • Bryan Adams • “The Best Of Me” • Pop-Rock • The Best Of Me • “Inside Out” / “How Do You Feel Tonight”


November 16
1964 • Aretha Franklin • “Winter Wonderland” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Good Thing” • Garage Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “Undecided Man”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Mockingbird” • Soul • Runnin’ Out Of Fools • “A Mother’s Love”
1973 • John Lennon • “Mind Games” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Mind Games • “Meat City”
1977 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “What’s Your Name?” • Southern Rock • Street Survivors • “I Know A Little”
1979 • Paul McCartney • “Wonderful Christmastime” [UK] • Holiday Pop • [Single]> • “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae”
1981 • Tommy Tutone • “867-5309/Jenny” • Power Pop • Tommy Tutone – 2 • “Not Say Goodbye”
1982 • Duran Duran • “My Own Way” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Like An Angel”
1983 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Listen • “Committed”
1984 • John Lennon & Yoko Ono • “Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “It’s Alright” [Yoko Ono]
1987 • R.E.M. • “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Document • “Last Date”
1993 • Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting • “All For Love” • Pop-Rock • Three Musketeers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] • “All For Love” [Instrumental]
1998 • Metallica • “Turn The Page” • Heavy Metal • Garage, Inc. • “Bleeding Me”
1999 • R.E.M. • “The Great Beyond” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Man On The Moon” [Live]


November 17
1958 • Jackie Wilson • “Lonely Teardrops” • Soul • [Single] • “In The Blue Of The Evening”
1966 • The Easybeats • “Friday On My Mind” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Good Friday • “Made My Bed: Gonna Lie In It”
1972 • Slade • “Gudbuy T’Jane” • Hard Rock • Slayed? • “I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Again”
1972 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” [UK] • Soul-Gospel-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Where Would I Be Without You Baby”
1987 • U2 • “In God’s Country” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Joshua Tree • “Bullet In The Blue Sky” / “Running To Stand Still”


November 18
1957 • Sam Cooke • “I’ll Come Running Back To You” • Soul • Two Sides of Sam Cooke • “Forever”
1965 • The Supremes • “Children’s Christmas Song” • Holiday Pop-Soul • [Single] • “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Where Will The Words Come From” • Pop-Rock • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “May The Best Man Win”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “Apples And Oranges” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Paint Box”
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “Crosstown Traffic” • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Gypsy Eyes”
1970 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Point It Out” • Soul – Pop • A Pocket Full Of Miracles • “Darling Dear”
1975 • Elton John • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” • Pop-Rock • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • “One Day (At A Time)”
1985 • John Lennon • “Jealous Guy” [UK] • Soft Rock • Imagine • “Going Down On Love”
1997 • Bob Dylan • “Love Sick” • Folk-Rock • Time Out Of Mind • N/A

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Albums Released This Week (November 12 – 18)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


November 12
1964 ● Marvin Gaye —— Hello Broadway ► Soul
1968 ● Neil Young —— Neil Young ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Genesis —— Nursery Cryme ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Hall & Oates —— Whole Oats ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield (Collection) ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Queen —— Sheer Heart Attack ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Hall & Oates —— War Babies ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● J. Geils Band —— Showtime! ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● The Smiths —— Hatful Of Hollow ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Duran Duran —— Arena ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Madonna —— Like A Virgin ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Adult Contemporary
1987 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Princess Bride [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 ► Art Rock
1990 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla’s World ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— 20 Years Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Kylie Minogue —— Rhythm Of Love ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Bad Religion —— 80-85 ► Punk Rock
1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Sade —— The Best Of Sade [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1996 ● John Waite —— The Complete John Waite, Vol. 1: Falling Backwards ► Power Pop
1996 ● Blind Melon —— Nico ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Rod Stewart —— If We Fall in Love Tonight ► Adult Contemporary
1999 ● The Corrs —— The Corrs Unplugged ► Celtic Folk-Rock
2001 ● Rod Stewart —— The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● 3 Doors Down —— Away From The Sun ► Alt Metal
2002 ● Matchbox Twenty —— More Than You Think You Are ► Alt. Rock
2002 ● Pearl Jam —— Riot Act ► Hard Rock
2002 ● The Pretenders —— Loose Screw ► Post-Punk
2007 ● Led Zeppelin —— Mothership [UK] ► Hard Rock
2007 ● David Gray —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Aretha Franklin —— Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets With The Queen ► Soul Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— GRRR! ► Blues-Rock


November 13
1958 ● Johnny Cash —— Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous ► Country
1959 ● Elvis Presley —— 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records – Volume 2 ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Four Tops —— Four Tops’ Second Album ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Love Child ► Soul
1971 ● Neil Diamond —— Stones ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Leonard Cohen —— Death Of A Ladies’ Man ► Contemporary Folk
1978 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Scream ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Kate Bush —— Lionheart ► Art Rock
1981 ● New Order —— Movement ► Club/Dance
1981 ● Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Lee Aaron —— The Lee Aaron Project ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Eagles —— Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Country-Rock
1985 ● Phranc —— Folksinger ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● The Sisters Of Mercy —— Floodland ► Goth Rock
1990 ● Madonna —— The Immaculate Collection ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Cher —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Hall & Oates —— Change Of Season ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Mixed
1991 ● The Clash —— The Singles (1991) ► Punk
1995 ● Squeeze —— Ridiculous [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Queen —— Ultimate Queen ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Oasis —— Familiar To Millions ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● The Beatles —— 1 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Queen —— The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Sade —— Lovers Rock ► Quiet Storm
2001 ● Radiohead —— I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Oasis —— Stop The Clock EP ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2007 ● Led Zeppelin —— Mothership ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2007 ● James Taylor —— One Man Band ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Duran Duran —— Red Carpet Massacre ► Synth-Pop
2012 ● Soundgarden —— King Animal ► Grunge Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live At Leeds (Live 1982) ► Blues-Rock
2015 ● Kurt Cobain —— Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings ► Grunge Rock
2015 ● Neil Young —— Bluenote Café ► Folk-Rock


November 14
1967 ● The Monkees —— Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Syd Barrett —— Barrett ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● John Cale —— Helen Of Troy ► Art Rock
1977 ● Wet Willie —— Manorisms ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— Tubeway Army ► Synth-Pop
1978 ● Queen —— Jazz ► Glam Rock
1979 ● Little Feat —— Down On The Farm ► Southern Rock
1981 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Raise! ► Soul-Funk
1983 ● Chic —— Believer ► Disco-Funk
1986 ● Fates Warning —— Awaken The Guardian ► Heavy Metal/Progressive
1988 ● Milli Vanilli —— All Or Nothing ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Eddie Money —— Greatest Hits: The Sound Of Money ► Album Rock
1995 ● At The Gates —— Slaughter Of The Soul ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1995 ● Tracy Chapman —— New Beginning ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Your Little Secret ► Roots Rock
1995 ● Guster —— Parachute ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Rolling Stones —— Stripped ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Mötley Crüe —— Greatest Hits ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● 3LW —— 3LW ► Teen Pop
2000 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 2 ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Badfinger —— Head First ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Eagles —— Selected Works: 1972-1999 ► Country-Rock
2000 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Mojo Workout ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Steely Dan —— Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980 ► Jazz-Rock
2006 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Doraville – Revisited ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Styx —— One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Folk-Rock


November 15
1960 ● Muddy Waters —— At Newport 1960 ► Chicago Blues
1965 ● The Kingston Trio —— Somethin’ Else ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● The Velvet Underground —— Loaded ► Alt. Rock
1970 ● Van Morrison —— His Band And The Street Choir ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— E Pluribus Funk ► Hard Rock
1972 ● America —— Homecoming ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Grateful Dead —— Wake Of The Flood ► Album Rock
1974 ● Roxy Music —— Country Life ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Ringo Starr —— Goodnight Vienna ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Another Live ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Grateful Dead —— Shakedown Street ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Thin Lizzy —— Renegade ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Kool & The Gang —— Emergency ► Dance-Pop
1984 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Tiny Dynamine ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Songs To Learn & Sing ► Post-Punk
1985 ● Sade —— Promise ► Quiet Storm
1986 ● The Beastie Boys —— License To Ill ► Rap
1986 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Live Alive ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Frank Zappa —— Jazz From Hell ► Art Rock/Computer Electronica
1988 ● Cowboy Junkies —— The Trinity Session ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Sheena Easton —— The Lover In Me ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Journey —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Kiss —— Smashes, Trashes & Hits ► Hard Rock
1990 ● KMFDM —— Naïve ► Industrial/Kraut Rock
1992 ● Ween —— Pure Guava ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi
1993 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Method Man —— Tical ► Hardcore Rap
1994 ● The Band —— Across The Great Divide [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Tina Turner —— The Collected Recordings – Sixties To Nineties ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Ace Of Base —— Singles Of The 90s ► Euro-Dance Pop
1999 ● Chris Rea —— Road To Hell: Part 2 ► Album Rock
1999 ● Bryan Adams —— The Best Of Me ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Collection ► Heartland Rock
2005 ● Bush —— Zen X Four ► Grunge Rock
2005 ● The Rembrandts —— Choice Picks ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Wilco —— Kicking Television: Live In Chicago ► Alt. Country-Rock
2005 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Fenway Park ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Loggins & Messina —— Live: Sittin’ In Again At Santa Barbara Bowl ► Country-Rock
2005 ● Madonna —— Confessions On A Dance Floor ► Dance-Pop
2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Heartland Rock
2010 ● Twin Shadow —— Forget ► Dream Pop
2011 ● R.E.M. —— Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 ► Blues-Rock


November 16
1964 ● Tony Bennett —— Who Can I Turn To? ► Easy Listening
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop-Rock
1964 ● Aretha Franklin —— Running Out Of Fools ► Soul
1966 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Watchout! ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Stevie Wonder —— Down To Earth ► Pop-R&B
1970 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● J. Geils Band —— The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Live Album ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Denny Laine —— Ahh…Laine ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1973 ● Bette Midler —— Bette Midler ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1973 ● Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 1 ► British Rock
1977 ● Natalie Cole —— Thankful ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● Chic —— Take It Off ► Disco-Funk
1981 ● Kiss —— Music From “The Elder” ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Rick Astley —— Whenever You Need Somebody ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Pebbles —— Pebbles ► Urban Dance-Pop
1987 ● Black Sabbath —— The Eternal Idol ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Dokken —— Beast From The East ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● The Knack —— Retrospective, The: The Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1993 ● Better Than Ezra —— Deluxe ► Alt Rock
1993 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Only Sisters Can Do That ► Soul
1993 ● Carly Simon —— Ruomulus Hunt: A Famikly Opera ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Us3 —— Hand On The Torch ► Jazz-Rap
1993 ● Blondie —— Blonde & Beyond ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Heart —— Desire Walks On ► Album Rock
1993 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1999 ● The Church —— The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● Céline Dion —— Au Cœur Du Stade ► Adult Pop
1999 ● Dr. Dre —— 2001 ► Hip-Hop
1999 ● Korn —— Issues ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2004 ● Pearl Jam —— Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991 – 2003) ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Genesis —— Platinum Collection ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Neil Young —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Queen —— Absolute Greatest ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Billy Joel —— The Hits ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— the Promise ► Heartland Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story ► Heartland Rock


November 17
1967 ● The Kinks —— Sunny Afternoon ► British Rock
1971 ● Miles Davis —— Live-Evil ► Jazz-Funk Fusion
1971 ● Laura Nyro —— Gonna Take A Miracle ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Bob Dylan —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● The Moody Blues —— Seventh Sojourn ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● ABBA —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop
1975 ● Tommy Bolin —— Teaser ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Bette Midler —— Broken Blossom ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● The Doors —— An American Prayer ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● The Jam —— Setting Sons ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● The Easybeats —— Absolute Anthology ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● The Fall —— Grotesque (After The Gramme) ► Post-Punk
1980 ● John Lennon —— Double Fantasy ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Chaka Khan —— Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk
1986 ● The The —— Infected ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Robert Cray —— Strong Persuader ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● The Kinks —— Think Visual ► British Rock
1987 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Touch The World ► Soul-Funk
1987 ● The Pretenders —— The Singles ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Ice Cube —— The Predator ► Gangsta Rap
1992 ● Various Artists —— The Bodyguard [Sndtrk] ► Mixed R&B/Pop
1997 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum [UK] ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Mariah Carey —— #1’s ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Kylie Minogue —— Body Language ► Dance-Pop
2003 ● U2 —— Go Home: Live From Slane Castle ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● Mariah Carey —— The Ballads ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Damned —— So, Who’s Paranoid? ► Goth Rock
2009 ● Janet Jackson —— Number Ones / The Best ► Pop-Soul
2009 ● Norah Jones —— The Fall ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2009 ● Paul McCartney —— Good Evening New York City ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Rush —— Working Men ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● David Bowie —— Nothing Has Changed ► Glam Rock
2014 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock
2017 ● Bob Seger —— I Knew You When ► Heartland Rock


November 18
1970 ● Three Dog Night —— Naturally ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1974 ● Genesis —— The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Al Green —— Have A Good Time ► Soul (Southern)
1977 ● Brand X —— Livestock ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1977 ● The Damned —— Music For Pleasure ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● The Jam —— This Is The Modern World ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Bob Welch —— French Kiss ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Love Beach ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Emerson, Lake & Palmer In Concert ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Ian Anderson —— Walk Into Light ► Electronic/Art Rock
1985 ● The Jesus And Mary Chain —— Psychocandy ► Post-Punk
1985 ● LL Cool J —— Radio ► Hip-Hop
1985 ● Robert Palmer —— Riptide ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1985 ● Slade —— Crackers – The Christmas Party Album ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Stevie Nicks —— Rock A Little ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Duran Duran —— Notorious ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Madonna —— You Can Dance ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Whitesnake —— Slip Of The Tongue ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Fit To Be Tied ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Aldo Nova —— Aldo’s Dream ► Progressive Rock
1997 ● AC/DC —— Bonfire ► Hard Rock
1997 ● John Mellencamp —— The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Metallica —— Reload ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● The Ramones —— We’re Outta Here ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Paul Simon —— Songs From The Capeman ► Folk-Pop
1997 ● The Zombies —— Zombie Heaven ► Art Rock
1998 ● Savatage —— Believe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
2000 ● Sheena Easton —— Fabulous ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Madonna —— GHV2 ► Dance-Pop
2003 ● April Wine —— Best Of April Wine ► Arena Rock
2003 ● John Cale —— HoboSapiens ► Art Rock
2003 ● Cyndi Lauper —— At Last ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● The Human League —— Original Remixes & Rarities ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2008 ● David Cook —— David Cook ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock
2008 ● Phish —— At The Roxy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band

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This Week’s Birthdays (November 11 – 17)

Happy Birthday this week to:

November 11
1906 ● Bukka White / (Booker T. Washington White) → Delta blues guitarist, singer and performer, “Parchman Farm Blues” (1940), other artists have covered his work, including Bob Dylan, Fixin’ To Die Blues” (1962), died of cancer on 2/26/1977, age 70
1927 ● Mose Allison / (Mose John Allison, Jr.) → Modern jazz and Delta blues pianist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2013, his songs have been covered by The Who, John Mayall, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Pixies and many others, died from natural causes on 11/15/2016, age 89
1929 ● LaVern Baker / (Delores Williams) → R&B and jazz-pop singer, “Jim Dandy” (#17, 1956) plus 7 other Top 40 and 12 other R&B Top 10 hits, died from coronary disease on 3/10/1997, age 67
1930 ● Hank Garland / (Walter Louis Garland) → Highly-regarded rockabilly, country and jazz studio musician, recorded with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and others, issued an improbable but well-received jazz album, Jazz Winds From A New Direction (1961), stopped recording following a near fatal 1966 car accident, died from an infection on 12/27/2004, age 74
1936 ● Jack Keller → Composer, songwriter and record producer, wrote or co-wrote several teen pop and pop-rock hits in the 50s and 60s, including “Just Between You And Me” (The Chordettes, #8, 1957) and “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (Connie Francis, #1, 1960), composed TV theme songs for Bewitched, Gidget and other programs, produced The Monkees‘ first album and for artists in Nashville in the 80s, died from leukemia on 4/1/2005, age 68
1936 ● Opal Courtney, Jr. → Vocals for pioneer R&B/doo wop The Spaniels, “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” (R&B #5, 1954), died after a heart attack on 9/18/2008, age 71
1938 ● Roger Lavern / (Roger Keith Jackson) → Keyboards for Brit instrumental rock ‘n’ roll The Tornados, “Telstar” (#1, 1962), the first major US hit by a British group, died from prostate cancer on 6/15/2013, age 74
1939 ● Albie Galione → Vocals in white R&B/doo wop quartet The Passions, “Gloria” (1958)
1940 ● Dennis Coffey → R&B, soul and funk guitarist, sessionman and solo artist, member of The Funk Brothers, Motownn’s house band which provided nearly all instrumentation behind every Motown hit, first white artist to perform on Soul Train when he played his instrumental “Scorpio” (#6, 1971) in January 1972, issued 14 solo albums from 1969 to 2011 and continues to perform in his hometown of Detroit into the 10s
1941 ● Peter Meaden → The “Mod God,” publicist and manager for numerous rock bands, especially during the Mod subculture period in the 60s U.K., briefly managed The Who and later Captain Beefheart, died from a barbiturate overdose on 7/29/1978. age 36
1943 ● Mac Kissoon / (Gerald Farthing) → Vocals with his sister, Katherine Farthing, in one hit wonder easy listening/bubblegum pop duo Mac & Katie Kissoon (“Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep,” #20, 1971), she went on to decades of session backing vocals work while his career stalled as a member of James Last‘s ensemble
1945 ● Chris Dreja → Rhythm guitar and songwriter for blues-rock The Yardbirds, “For Your Love” (#6, 1965)
1945 ● Vince Martell / (Vincent Martemucci) → Lead guitar and vocals for psych-rock Vanilla Fudge, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (#6, 1968)
1947 ● Pat Daugherty → Bassist for Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, “Jim Dandy To The Rescue” (Top 30, 1973)
1950 ● Jim Peterick → Founder, guitarist and lead writer for blue-eyed soul The Ides of March, “Vehicle” (#2, 1970) and Survivor, “Eye Of The Tiger” (#1, 1982)
1952 ● Paul Cowsill → Vocals for family pop band The Cowsills, “The Rain, The Park And Other Things” (#2, 1967) and theme song from Broadway musical Hair, (#2, 1969), inspiration for the TV show The Partridge Family
1953 ● Andy Partridge → Co-founder, guitarist and songwriter for quirky New Wave synth-pop XTC, “Making Plans For Nigel” (UK #17, 1979) and side project for the band under the pseudonym The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1953 ● Marshall Crenshaw → Power pop singer and songwriter, “Someday, Someway” (#36, 1982), movie actor, portrayed John Lennon in the road version of Beatlemania
1956 ● Ian Craig Marsh → Guitarist and founding member of late-70s synth-pop pioneers The Human League, “Don’t You Want Me” (#1, 1981), left to form 80s synth-pop Heaven 17, “Temptation” (UK #2, 1983) and “Contenders” (Dance/Club #6, 1987)
1957 ● Gad Robinson / (Tony Robinson) → Bass, vocals and 40-year member of long-lived roots reggae Aswad (Arabic for “black”), “Don’t Turn Around” (, 1988), one of the most popular and successful Brit reggae bands
1962 ● Gunnar Mathias “Mic” Michaeli → Keyboardist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986)
1966 ● Peaches / (Merrill Beth Nisker) → Canadian electronic groovebox rapper known for her vulgar lyrics, sexual themes and flamboyant stage presence, “Wild Thing” (Dance #4, 2007)
1969 ● Gary Powell → Drummer for indie/punk revival The Libertines, “Can’t Stand Me Now” (UK #2, 2004), played with the New York Dolls on their 2004 reunion tour, then indie rock Dirty Pretty Things, “Bang Bang You’re Dead” (UK #5, 2006)
1973 ● Jason White → Touring guitarist for 12 years in post-grunge alt rock/punk revival Green Day, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (#2, 2004), joined the band as a full member in 2012, also with punk/garage rock, no touring, fun only supergroup Pinhead Gunpowder
1974 ● Static Major / (Stephen Garrett) → Grammy-winning R&B singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer, member of the R&B trio Playa, “Cheers 2 U” (#38, 1998), died during a surgical procedure to treat a rare blood disorder on 2/25/2008, age 33

November 12
1917 ● Jo Stafford / (Jo Elizabeth Stafford) → Classical-trained singer who chose traditional, breezy pop and sultry jazz for a career that ran from the 30s to the 80s, “You Belong To Me” (#1, 1952) also the first song by a female artist to reach #1 in the UK, occasional film acting and parody records, died from congestive heart failure on 7/16/2008, age 90
1931 ● Bob Crewe / (Robert Stanley Crewe) → Producer and songwriter for Top 40 pop vocal quartet The Four Seasons, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (#1, 1962), also produced hits by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Roberta Flack and his own band, The Bob Crewe Connection, “Music To Watch Girls By” (#15, 1967), injured his brain in a fall and died from its effects four years later on 9/11/2014, age 82
1934 ● Charles Manson / (Charles Milles Maddox) → Semi-illiterate, habitual petty criminal and aspiring folk musician who penned the original version of what became The Beach Boys “Never Learn Not To Love” (1968) and issued two unremarkable solo albums, later achieved infamy as the insidious ringleader of the Manson Gang of disaffected, mostly middle class young women who carried out multiple crimes including the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles in 1969, used The Beatles “Helter Skelter” (1969) as his rallying cry for a racial conflict in the US, inspiration the stage name of hard rock band and frontman Marilyn Manson, died from undisclosed causes but suspected intestinal cancer in a Federal prison while serving a life sentence without parole on 11/19/2017, age 83
1936 ● Charlotte Davis → Vocals in R&B/doo wop The Tune Weavers, “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby” (#5, 1957)
1936 ● Mort Shuman / (Mortimer Shuman) → Singer, pianist and prolific pop-rock songwriter, often in collaboration with Doc Pomus, wrote or co-wrote “Viva Las Vegas,” “Teenager In Love,” “This Magic Moment” and many others, died from complications following liver surgery on 11/3/1991, age 54
1939 ● Ruby Nash Curtis → Lead singer in R&B/soul vocal group Ruby & The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come” (#1, 1963) and two additional Top 20 hits
1941 ● Jerry Scholl → Vocals in one hit wonder blue-eyed R&B/doo wop quintet The Mello-Kings, “Tonite, Tonite” (#77, 1957), continued to tour on the rock ‘n’ roll oldies circuit into the 90s
1943 ● Brian Hyland → Pre-Beatles bubblegum-pop teen idol singer, “Sealed With A Kiss” (#3, 1962)
1943 ● Jimmy Hayes → Vocals in a cappella The Persuasions, “Chain Gang” (1971) and “I Really Got It Bad For You” (#56, 1974)
1943 ● Pooch Tavares / (Arthur Paul Tavares) → Vocals in five brother R&B/funk-disco Tavares, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” (#15, 1976)
1943 ● John Walker / (John J. Maus) → Guitar and vocals in pop-rock trio The Walker Brothers, “Make It Easy On Yourself” (US #16, UK #1, 1965), died from liver cancer on 5/7/2011, age 67
1944 ● Booker T. Jones → Organist and frontman for Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s, “Green Onions” (#3, 1966), solo
1945 ● Neil Young → Grammy-winning, venerable Canadian-born country-folk-rock singer/songwriter, “Heart Of Gold” (#1, 1972) and “Downtown” (Mainstream Rock #6, 1995), member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
1947 ● Buck Dharma / (Donald Roeser) → Guitar and vocals for hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, wrote “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (#12, 1976)
1948 ● Errol Brown → Jamaican vocalist and frontman for Brit interracial R&B/soul-disco Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing” (#3, 1976) and 27 other UK Top 40 hits, including one in every year from 1970 to 1984, died from liver cancer on 5/6/2015, age 66
1952 ● Laurence Juber → Grammy-winning guitarist, played lead for Paul McCartney‘s Wings (1978-81), sessions, solo
1953 ● Calum Macdonald / (Malcolm Macdonald) → Percussion for Scottish Celtic folk-rock Runrig, “An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)” (UK #18, 1995)
1955 ● Leslie McKeown → Vocals for Scottish teen-pop boy band Bay City Rollers, “Saturday Night” (#1, 1976)
1964 ● David Ellefson → Bassist for hard rock/metal Metallica, then thrash-metal Megadeth, “Symphony Of Destruction” (Mainstream #29, 1992)
1964 ● Vic Chestnutt / (James Victor Chestnutt) → Quadriplegic singer, songwriter and guitarist known for his dark, haunting but comic roots rock style and 17 albums, two produced by Michael Stipe of R.E.M., and songs performed by Madonna, the Indigo Girls, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M. and others on the charity album Sweet Relief II: The Gravity Of The Situation (1993), died while in a muscle relaxant overdose-induced coma on 12/25/2009, age 45
1968 ● Jo Dunne → Bass guitar in all-girl New Wave pop-punk quartet Fuzzbox (originally We’ve Got A Fuzz Box And We’re Gonna Use It), “International Rescue” (UK #11, 1989)
1976 ● Tevin Campbell → Teenaged hip hop and R&B/soul singer, “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” (#6, 1991) and four other Top 40 hits between 1990 and 1994

November 13
1940 ● Baby Washington / (Justine Washington) → R&B/sultry soul vocalist with sixteen R&B hits in four decades through the early 80s, including her biggest, the crossover “That’s How Heartaches Are Made” (#40, R&B #10, 1963), continued to perform into the 10s on cruises and oldies specials
1940 ● Carol Connors / (Annette Kleinbard) → Original member of short-lived, one hit wonder pop vocal trio The Teddy Bears (“To Know Him Is To Love Him,” #1, 1958) with Phil Spector, co-wrote “Hey Little Cobra” for the Rip Chords (#4, 1964) and earned an Academy Award for co-writing “Gonna Fly Now” (#1, 1977), the theme song from the film Rocky (1977)
1941 ● Odia Coates → R&B/soul singer known for several light pop duet recordings in the 70s with crooner Paul Anka, including (“You’re) Having My Baby” (#1, 1974), died from breast cancer on 5/19/1991, age 49
1942 ● John P. Hammond → Grammy-winning, underappreciated white blues-folk guitarist, songwriter, producer
1944 ● Timmy ThomasOne hit wonder R&B/soul singer, songwriter and keyboardist, “Why Can’t We Live Together” (#3, 1973), record producer
1946 ● Ray Wylie Hubbard → Texas Hill Country folk and blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, wrote “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother” but had little commercial success with 15 studio albums, currently hosts a music radio program featuring Americana artists and is considered an elder statesman of Texas music
1947 ● Toy Caldwell / (Toy Tallmadge Caldwell) → Founding member, chief songwriter and lead guitarist for Southern rock pioneers The Marshall Tucker Band, “Heard It In A Love Song” (#14, 1977), fronted Toy Caldwell Band, died from respiratory failure on 2/25/1993, age 45
1949 ● Roger Steen → Guitarist for camp-rock pop-rock satirists The Tubes, “She’s A Beauty” (#10, 1978)
1949 ● Terry Reid → British hard rock guitarist, bandleader, supporting act, session player and sideman
1951 ● Bill Gibson → Percussion for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power Of Love” (#1, 1985)
1953 ● Andrew Ranken → Drummer for Irish folk-punk-rock The Pogues, “Tuesday Morning” (Rock #11, 1993)
1956 ● Aldo Nova / (Aldo Caporuscio) → Canadian pop-rock guitarist, vocalist and producer, “Fantasy” (#23, Mainstream Rock #3, 1982), wrote or co-wrote and produced songs by multiple artists, including the title track to Celine Dion‘s album, A New Day Has Come (#1, CAN #1, UK #1, 2002)
1960 ● Wayne Parker → Bassist for Canadian pop-rock Glass Tiger, “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” (#2, 1986)
1964 ● Dirty Walter Kibby / (Walter A. Kibby II) → Vocals and trumpet for alt rock ska-punk-funk fusion Fishbone, “Sunless Saturday” (Modern Rock #7, 1991)
1979 ● Nikolai Fraiture → Bassist for early 00s garage rock revival The Strokes, “Juicebox” (Modern Rock #9, 2005)
1980 ● Monique Coleman / (Adrienne Monique Coleman) → Pop singer and actress, played “Taylor” in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)

November 14
1900 ● Aaron Copland → Award-winning and influential composer, teacher, writer, critic and conductor known for his “populist” compositions archetypical of the sound of American music, wrote chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores, including “Fanfare For The Common Man” and “Hoedown” in the 1940s, both of which were interpreted by prog-rock Emerson, Lake & Palmer in the 1970s, died from Alzheimer’s disease and respiratory failure on 12/2/1990, age 89
1915 ● Martha Tilton → Top-level swing and traditional pop vocalist with 24 Top 40 hits with Benny Goodman in the late 30s and another nine as a solo artist in the 40s, including “And The Angels Sing,” (#1, 1939), survived the onslaught of rock ‘n’ roll by acting in movies (The Benny Goodman Story, 1955) and making appearances on radio and TV variety shows, died on 12/8/2006, age 91
1936 ● Freddie Garrity / (Frederick Garrity) → Eccentric frontman and vocalist for British Invasion novelty/comedy pop-rock ‘n’ roll Freddie & The Dreamers, “I’m Telling You Now” (#1, 1965), appeared in children’s TV shows, died from pulmonary hypertension on 5/19/2006, age 69
1937 ● Joe Billingslea, Jr. → Founder and lead singer for early Motown R&B/soul quartet The Contours, “Do You Love Me” (#3, R&B #1, 1962), left Motown and the band in 1964 to work in an auto plant and later a career in law enforcement, reformed the band in the 70s and still tours as The Contours in the 10s
1938 ● Cornell Gunter / (Cornelius Gunter) → Founding member of R&B/doo wop The Platters, “The Great Pretender” (#1, 1956), left the group in 1954 to join The Flairs and The Coasters (“Yakety Yak,” #1, 1959), enjoyed a mildly successful solo career in the 60s and a resurgence in the late 80s before being murdered in his car in Las Vegas by an unknown assassin on 2/26/1990, age 51
1944 ● Scherrie Payne → Lead singer for R&B/soul The Glass House, “Crumbs Off The Table” (#59, R&B #7, 1969), replaced Diana Ross and Jean Terrell in The Supremes in 1973, “You’re My Driving Wheel” (#85, Dance/Club #5, 1977), still performs with other former Supremes, younger sister of soul singer Freda Payne
1947 ● Buckwheat / (Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr.) → Grammy-winning frontman and accordionist for contemporary zydeco band Buckwheat Zydeco (“I Need Your Lovin’,” 1983) mixing Louisiana Creole culture with R&B and rock, toured with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and others, died from lung cancer on 9/24/2016, age 68
1949 ● J.Y. Young / (James V. Young) → Guitarist for prototypical arena rock band Styx, “Too Much Time On My Hands” (#9, 1981)
1951 ● Alec Jon Such → Bassist for pop-metal superstars Bon Jovi, “Living On A Prayer” (#1, 1987), dismissed in 1994 and owned a motorcycle shop in New York City in the 00s
1951 ● Frankie Banali → Drummer and manager for heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot, “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” (#31, 1983)
1951 ● Stephen Bishop → Pop-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “On And On” (#11, 1976) and the theme song from the film Tootsie (1977)
1954 ● Yanni / (Yiannis Chryssomalis) → Grammy-winning New Age composer and pianist with seven Top 40 albums, including Live At The Acropolis (#5, 1994)
1964 ● Andrew Banfield → Vocals in Brit R&B/neo-soul-funk The Pasadenas, “Tribute (Right On)” (Dance/Club #27, UK #5, 1988)
1964 ● DJ Run / (Joseph Ward Simmons) → Founding member and vocalist in premier hardcore rap group Run-D.M.C., “Walk This Way” (#4, 1986), now an ordained and practicing Pentecostal minister under the name Reverend Run
1964 ● Nic Dalton → Bassist for post-punk rock then teen-pop Lemonheads, “Into Your Arms” (Modern Rock #1, 1993)
1965 ● Stuart Stapels → Vocals and guitar for Brit folk-pop-soul Tindersticks, “Bathtime” (UK #38, 1997)
1968 ● Brian Yale → Bassist for post-grunge alt rock Matchbox Twenty, “Bent” (#1, 2000)
1972 ● Douglas Payne → Bassist for Scottish trad rock Travis, “Why Does It Always Rain On Me” (#36, UK #10, 2000) plus 11 other UK Top 40 hits
1974 ● Adina Howard → One hit wonder urban contemporary R&B/soul-pop singer, “Freak Like Me” (#2, 1995)
1974 ● Brendon Benson → Multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter with six solo albums, a number of production credits and a member of power pop The Raconteurs (“Steady, As She Goes,” #54, Alt Rock #1, 2006)
1975 ● Faye Louise Tozer → Vocals and dance routines for pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, “5, 6, 7, 8” (UK #14, 1997), film and theater actress
1975 ● Travis Barker → Drummer for pop-punk Blink-182, “All The Small Things” (#6, 2000)
1982 ● Joy Williams / (Joy Elizabeth Williams) → Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter with an eponymous debut album at age 17 and eight others by 2009, recorded and performed with John Paul White as four-time Grammy winning folk-pop duo The Civil Wars (“Barton Hollow,” #101, AAA #15, 2011), resumed a solo career in 2014

November 15
1905 ● Mantovani / (Annunzio Paolo Mantovani) → Italian composer, light-orchestra conductor and hugely popular easy listening star (“Around The World,” #12, 1957) with 25 albums in the U.S. Top 40 (six simultaneously in 1959), known for his signature cascading strings music structure and mastery of stereo recording techniques, became the most successful British album artist before The Beatles, continued to compose music until his death on 3/30/1980
1916 ● Herb Abramson / (Herbert C. Abramson) → Atlantic Records co-founder and co-owner, president of subsidiary Atco Records, A-1 Studios owner and chief executive, died on 11/9/1999, age 82
1928 ● C. W. McCall / (William D. Fries, Jr.) → Advertising executive turned one hit wonder outlaw country singer and lyricist during the 70s truck driving/CB radio craze, “Convoy” (#1, 1976)
1929 ● Joe Hinton → Journeyman gospel singer with several Memphis vocal groups, then one hit wonder deep R&B/soul balladeer with Willie Nelson‘s “Funny (How Time Slips Away)” (#13, 1964), died from skin cancer at the peak of his career on 8/13/1968, age 38
1932 ● Petula Clark → Hugely popular 50s Brit film actress then Grammy-winning pop singer, “Downtown” (#1, 1965), the first US #1 single by a British female singer, plus 14 other Top 40 hits
1932 ● Clyde McPhatter → Founder and frontman for influential R&B doo wop The Drifters, “Honey Love” (R&B #1, 1954), left in 1956 for solo career, “A Lover’s Question” (#6, R&B #1, 1958) plus six other Top 40 and 11 other R&B Top 20 hits, died after a heart attack on 6/13/1972, age 39
1937 ● Little Willie John / (William Edward John) → Influential but little known R&B/soul singer and songwriter with 17 charting hits, including “Fever” (#24, R&B #1, 1956) and “Talk To Me, Talk To Me” (#20, R&B #5, 1958), convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison for stabbing another man in 1966, died in Washington State Penitentiary from a heart attack on 5/26/1968, age 30
1941 ● Rick Kemp → Bassist for Brit electric folk-rock revival band Steeleye Span, “All Around My Hat” (UK #5, 1975)
1941 ● Jim Dickinson → Rock and blues musician, singer, record producer and frontman, started in the mid-60s as a session musician for The Rolling Stones (piano on “Wild Horses”), Ry Cooder and others, as a member of backing band The Dixie Flyers worked for Hank Ballard, Aretha Franklin, Dion and more, went solo in the mid-70s and began producing records for others, died following triple-bypass heart surgery on 8/15/2009, age 67
1945 ● Frida Andersson / (Anni-frid Lyngstad Andersson) → Vocals for internationally successful Scandinavian pop group ABBA, “Dancing Queen” (#1, 1976)
1949 ● Steve Fossen → Founding member and bassist for hard rock Heart, “Magic Man” (#9, 1976), left in 1982 and in 1988 co-founded Canadian power ballad rock Alias, “More Than Words Can Say” (#2, 1990)
1952 ● Michael Cooper → Singer and guitarist for R&B/soul-funk group Con Funk Shun, “Ffun” (#23, 1978)
1953 ● Alexander O’Neal → R&B/smooth soul singer, started with dance-funk The Time, “Get It Up” (R&B #6, 1981), left for solo career, “Fake” (#25, R&B #1, 1987)
1954 ● Tony Thompson → Drummer for top disco/funk band Chic, “Le Freak” (#1, 1978), session work for Madonna, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and others, drummer for the reunited Led Zeppelin in 1985-86, died from renal cell cancer on 11/12/2003, age 49
1955 ● Joe Leeway → Percussion for New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, “Hold Me Now” (#3, 1983)
1960 ● Keith Washington → Grammy-nominated R&B/smooth soul one hit wonder balladeer, “Kissing You” (#40, R&B/Hip Hop #1, 1991)
1968 ● Ol’ Dirty Bastard / (Russell Tyrone Jones) → Founding member and bad boy of influential East Coast rap group Wu-Tang Clan, “C.R.E.A.M.” (Hot Rap #8, 1994), collapsed and died during a studio recording session on 11/13/2004, age 35
1974 ● Chad Kroeger / (Chad Robert Thurton) → Lead guitar and vocals for Canadian post-grunge hard rock Nickelback, “How You Remind Me” (#1, 2001)
1988 ● B.o.B. / (Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.) → R&B/alt Dirty South hip hop singer and songwriter, “Nothin’ On You” (#1, 2010) and two other Top 10 hits in debut

November 16
1873 ● W.C. Handy / (William Christopher Handy) → Highly-influential cornetist, bandleader, songwriter, teacher and music publisher known as the “Father of the Blues,” credited with mainstreaming rural Southern roots music to its contemporary form, published hundreds of new and re-written songs, including the widely popular “The St. Louis Blues” (1914), led a variety of groups from string quartets to minstrels to brass bands, died from bronchial pneumonia on 3/28/1958, age 85
1901 ● Jesse Stone → Songwriter and key figure in the development of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B music in the 50s, wrote or co-wrote several rock ‘n’ roll standards, including “Shake Rattle And Roll” (1954), “Flip Flop And Fly” (1955) and “Don’t Let Go” (1958), died from natural causes on 4/1/1999, age 97
1931 ● Bob Gibson / (Samuel Robert Gibson) → 50s folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and banjoist whose influence on 60s folk revivalists Joan Baez, Harry Chapin, Peter, Paul & Mary and others exceed his success as a recording artist, his career was cut short by drug and alcohol problems, died from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) on 9/28/1996, age 64
1931 ● Hubert Sumlin → Celebrated electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for his multi-decade collaborations with Howlin’ Wolf, inspiration to Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Robbie Robertson (The Band), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and others, #43 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarist of All-Time list, died on 12/4/2011 of heart failure
1933 ● Garnett Mimms → R&B/gospel-soul singer and bandleader, “Cry Baby” (#4, R&B #1 1963) and three other Top 30 hits, left the industry by 1980, became a born-again Christian and ordained minister focused on helping lost souls in prisons
1938 ● Toni Brown → Co-founder, vocals and pianist for hippy folk-rock Joy of Cooking, “Brownsville” (#66, 1981), solo
1938 ● Troy Seals → Country-pop singer, songwriter, guitarist and session musician, brother of Jim (Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze,” #6, 1972) and Dan (England Dan & John Ford Coley, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” #2, 1976)
1940 ● John Ryanes → Second bass singer for one hit wonder R&B/doo wop sextet The Monotones, “(Who Wrote) The Book Of Love” (#5, 1958), died 5/30/1972, age 31
1941 ● Dan Penn / (Wallace Daniel Pennington) → Blue-eyed soul singer, songwriter and producer known more for his creations for others than his own recordings, including “I’m Your Puppet” for James & Bobby Purify (#6, 1966), “The Dark End Of The Street” for James Carr (#77, R&B #10, 1966), “The Letter” (#1, 1967) and “Cry Like A Baby” (#2, 1968) for The Box Tops and other artists connected withFAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, continues to write and produce mostly country music into the 10s
1943 ● Blue Lovett / (Winfred “Blue” Lovett) → Founding member and bass vocals in R&B/doo wop then sweet soul quintet The Manhattans, “Kiss And Say Goodbye” (#1, 1976), remained with versions of the group until his death on 12/9/2014, age 71
1945 ● Teenie Hodges / (Mabon Lewis Hodges) → Memphis soul session guitarist and songwriter, worked at Hi Records in the 70s and recorded with multiple acts, best known for working with Al Greenn and co-writing “Take Me To The River” (#117 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 Songs of All Time list) and “Love And Happiness” (#98 on the list), died from emphysema on 6/22/2014, age 68
1948 ● Chi Coltrane → Teen prodigy pianist and one hit wonder blue-eyed soul, funk and jazz-pop singer with great promise and expectations but a lone charting single, “Thunder And Lightning” (#17, 1972)
1949 ● Patti Santos → Lead vocals for San Francisco psych-folk-rock It’s A Beautiful Day, “White Bird” (1969), died in a car accident on 12/14/1989, age 40
1958 ● Harry Rushakoff → Drummer with post-punk alt rock Concrete Blonde, “Joey” (Modern Rock #1, 1990)
1962 ● Mani (Gary Mounfield) → Bassist for Brit guitar pop-rock The Stone Roses, “One Love” (Alt Rock #9, 1990), then jangle pop/dance fusion Primal Scream, “Movin’ On Up” (Modern Rock #2, 1992)
1964 ● Diana Krall → Two-time Grammy-winning Canadian jazz-pop singer, songwriter and pianist, “Jingle Bells” (Adult Contemporary #5, 2005), the best-selling female jazz artist of the 90s and 00s, married to Elvis Costello
1966 ● Christian “Flake” Lorenz → Keyboardist for heavy metal/Kraut rock Rammstein, “Sehnsucht” (Mainstream Rock #20, 1998)
1966 ● Dave Kushner → Rhythm guitar for punk-metal Wasted Youth and hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, “Slither” (#56, Mainstream Rock #1, 2004), sessions, solo, film and TV scores
1969 ● Byran Abrams → Vocals in a cappella hip hop harmony group Color Me Badd, “I Wanna Sex You Up” (#2, 1991)
1974 ● Eric Judy → Founding member, bassist and backing vocalist for alt rock Modest Mouse (Lampshades On Fire,” Alt #1, Rock #12, CAN #40), left in 2012 to join indie rock Ugly Casanova
1979 ● Trevor Penick → Vocals for pre-fab teen idol boy-band O-Town, “All Or Nothing” (#3, 2001)

November 17
1937 ● Gerry McGee → Lead guitar for pioneering and venerable rock ‘n’ roll instrumental combo The Ventures, “Walk – Don’t Run” (#2, 1960)
1937 ● Peter Cook → Writer, satirist, stage and film actor, modern British comedian, collaborator with Dudley Moore in the comedy duo Derek & Clive, “Goodbye-ee” (UK #18, 1965), host of UK TV music show Revolver, died from intestinal bleeding caused by alcoholism on 1/9/1995, age 57
1938 ● Gordon Lightfoot → Canadian folk-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Sundown” (#1, 1974) and “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” (#2, 1976)
1942 ● Bob Gaudio → Co-founder, co-songwriter and lead singer in early rock ‘n’ roll The Royal Teens, “Short Shorts” (#3, 1958), co-founder, constant member, songwriter and producer of Top 40 pop vocal quartet The Four Seasons, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (#1, 1962), producer and songwriter for many others, co-producer (with Frankie Valli) of the Tony-winning Broadway show Jersey Boys (2005)
1944 ● Gene Clark / (Harold Eugene Clark) → Early country-rock singer and songwriter with The New Christy Minstrels, seminal folk-country-rock The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” (#1, 1965), Dillard & Clark, co-wrote “Eight Miles High” (Top 20, 1966), died of a heart attack on 5/24/1991, age 46
1946 ● Martin Barre → Founding member and guitarist for long-lived Brit folk-rock Jethro Tull, “Living In The Past” (#11, 1973)
1947 ● Rod Clements → Folk-rock bassist for Lindisfarne, “Lady Eleanor” (, 1971) and Jack The Lad, session work and solo albums
1947 ● Stewkey Antoni / (Robert Antoni) → Vocals for psych-rock/garage rock The Nazz, “Hello It’s Me” (#66, 1970) and hard rock Fuse (with Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Bun E. Carlos of the future Cheap Trick)
1948 ● Iain Sutherland → Vocals, guitars and keyboards for folk-rock sibling duo The Sutherland Brothers, “(I Don’t Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway” (#48, 1973), then joined with an obscure rock band to form The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, “The Arms Of Mary” (#81, UK #5, 1975)
1951 ● Dino Martin / (Dean Paul Martin, Jr.) → Actor and singer, son of trad pop/MOR singer Dean Martin, member of the Hollywood-pedigree, teenage bubblegum pop trio Dino, Desi & Billy with Desi Arnaz Jr. and classmate Billy Hinsche, “”I’m A Fool” (#17, 1965), officer with the California Air National Guard, died when his CANG F-4 Phantom crashed in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles on 3/21/1987, age 35
1955 ● Peter Cox → New Wave synth-pop duo Go West, “King Of Wishful Thinking” (#8, 1990), now with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
1957 ● Jim Babjak → Founding member and lead guitarist for alt pop-rock The Smithereens, “Only A Memory” (Mainstream Rock #1, 1988), songwriter with multiple film and TV credits
1960 ● RuPaul / (RuPaul Andre Charles) → Cross-dressing drag queen, dance-pop singer and songwriter, “Back To My Roots” (Dance #1, 1993), TV and radio host
1966 ● Jeff Buckley / (Jeffrey Scott Buckley) → Alt folk-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Last Goodbye” (Modern Rock #19, 1995), son of folk singer Tim Buckley, drowned in a Memphis river during a fully-clothed, spontaneous swim on 5/29/1997, age 30
1967 ● Ben Wilson → Keyboardist for blues-rock jam band Blues Traveler, “Run-Around” (#8, 1995)
1967 ● Ronnie DeVoe / (Ronald Boyd DeVoe Jr.) → Vocals for R&B/teen pop then hip hop/new jack swing vocal quartet New Edition, “If It Isn’t Love” (#7, 1988), then Bell Biv Devoe, “Poison” (#3, 1990)
1972 ● Kimya Dawson → Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist, has several solo albums and co-fronted the anti-folk duo Moldy Peaches, “Anyone Else But You” (2007) was featured in the hit film Juno
1980 ● Clarke Hanson / (Clarke Isaac Hanson) → Guitar, vocals and keyboards for teen pop-rock brother trio Hanson, “MMMBop” (Worldwide #1, 1997)
1981 ● Sarah Nicole Harding / (Sarah Nicole Hardman) → Singer in pre-fab all-girl Euro-pop vocal group Girls Aloud, “Sound Of The Underground” (UK #1, 2002)

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Singles Released This Week (November 5 – 11)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single differece from its US counterpart).


November 05
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Heartbeat” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Well…All Right”
1962 • The Supremes • “Let Me Go The Right Way” • Soul – Motown • Meet The Supremes • “Time Changes Things”
1965 • The Small Faces • “I’ve Got Mine” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “It’s Too Late”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “If I Can Dream” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Edge Of Reality”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Edge Of Reality” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • Led Zeppelin • “Immigrant Song” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin III • “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”
1970 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “River Deep, Mountain High” • Soul-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music”
1971 • Cilla Black • “Something Tells Me (Something’s Gonna Happen Tonight)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “La La La Lu”
1971 • T. Rex • “Jeepster” [UK] • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “Life’s A Gas”
1971 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Return of the Magnificent 7 • “I’m Glad About It”
1971 • T. Rex • “Jeepster” • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “Rip Off”
1973 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Gimme Three Steps” • Southern Rock • Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd • “Mr. Banker”
1974 • Eagles • “The Best Of My Love” • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Ol’ 55”
1979 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Don’t Do Me Like That” • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Casa Dega”
1980 • The Doobie Brothers • “One Step Closer” • Pop-Rock • One Step Closer • “South Bay Strut”
1982 • George Harrison • “Wake Up My Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Gone Troppo • “Greece”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Radio Song” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Love Is All Around” [Live]
1996 • Bryan Adams & Barbra Streisand • “I Finally Found Someone” • Pop-Rock Duet • The Mirror Has Two Faces [Sndtrk] • “[CD Single]”
1996 • R.E.M. • “Bittersweet Me” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Adventures In Hi-Fi • “Undertow” [Live]
2007 • David Gray • “You’re The World To Me” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Greatest Hits • [None]


November 06
1964 • Them • “Baby Please Don’t Go” [UK] • Garage Rock • [Single] • “Gloria”
1970 • Badfinger • “No Matter What” [UK] • Power Pop • No Dice • “Better Days”
1971 • The Who • “Behind Blue Eyes” [UK] • British Rock • Who’s Next • “My Wife”
1971 • The Who • “Behind Blue Eyes” • British Rock • Who’s Next • “My Wife”
1978 • Bryan Adams • “Let Me Take You Dancing” • Disco-Pop • [Single] • “Don’t Turn Me Away”
1984 • Madonna • “Like A Virgin” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Stay”
1989 • Tears For Fears feat. Oleta Adams • “Woman In Chains” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Seeds Of Love • “Always In The Past”
2006 • U2 & Green Day • “The Saints Are Coming” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • U218 Singles • “The Saints Are Coming” [Live]


November 07
1961 • The Temptations • “Check Yourself” • Soul – Motown • [Single] • “Your Wonderful Love”
1969 • Led Zeppelin • “Whole Lotta Love” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin II • “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
1983 • Tina Turner • “Let’s Stay Together” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “I Wrote A Letter”
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “Too Much Blood” • Hip Hop/Rock • Undercover • “Too Much Blood” [Dub Remix]
1990 • Cher • “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” • Female Vocalist • Love Hurts • “Love On A Rooftop”


November 08
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Sad Mood” • Soul • [Single] • “Love Me”
1963 • Bobby Vinton • “There! I’ve Said It Again” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The Girl With The Bow In Her Hair”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Love Child” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Will This Be The Day”
1968 • Dusty Springfield • “Son Of A Preacher Man” • Female Vocalist • Dusty In Memphis • “Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Morning)”
1971 • Led Zeppelin • “Black Dog” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin IV • “Misty Mountain Hop”
1972 • Carly Simon • “You’re So Vain” • Pop-Rock • No Secrets • “His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin”
1972 • Lou Reed • “Walk On The Wild Side” • Album Rock • Transformer • “Perfect Day”
1974 • Carpenters • “Please Mr. Postman” • Easy Listening • Horizon • “This Masquerade”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Sing A Song” • Soul-Funk • Gratitude • “Sing a Song” [Instrumental]
1989 • Aerosmith • “Janie’s Got A Gun” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Voodoo Medicine Man”
1989 • Chris Isaak • “Wicked Game” • Roots Rock • Heart Shaped World • “Wicked Game” [Instrumental]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Spin The Black Circle” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Tremor Christ”
2004 • U2 • “Vertigo” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “Are You Gonna Wait Forever? / Neon Lights”


November 09
1962 • The Miracles • “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” • Soul – Motown • [Single] • “Happy Landing”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Christmas” • Holiday Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Wooden Heart”
1966 • Aaron Neville • “Tell It Like It Is” • Soul • [Single] • “Why Worry”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Merry Christmas Baby” • Holiday Pop • Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas • “O Come All Ye Faithful”
1973 • Paul Simon • “American Tune” • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin’ Simon • “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor”
1981 • The Cars • “Cruiser” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Shake It Up • [B-Side]
1987 • Michael Jackson • “The Way You Make Me Feel” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “The Way You Make Me Feel” [Instrumental]


1967 • The Monkees • “Daydream Believer” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • “Goin’ Down”
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Nights In White Satin” [UK] • Prog Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Cities”
1967 • The Monkees • “Goin’ Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • [B-Side]
1971 • Badfinger • “Day After Day” • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Money”
1972 • The Bee Gees • “Alive” • Pop-Rock • To Whom It May Concern • “Paper Mache, Cabbages And Kings”
1978 • Rod Stewart • “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” • Disco-Pop • Blondes Have More Fun • “Scarred And Scared”
1978 • 10cc • “Reds In My Bed” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Bloody Tourists • “Take These Chains”
1981 • The Moody Blues • “Talking Out Of Turn” • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyger • “Veteran Cosmic Rocker”
1991 • Bryan Adams • “There Will Never Be Another Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Waking Up The Neighbors • “Into The Fire” [Live]


November 11
1957 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Great Balls Of Fire” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “You Win Again”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “She’s Just My Style” • Pop-Rock • She’s Just My Style • “I Won’t Make That Mistake Again”
1966 • The Small Faces • “My Mind’s Eye” • Britbeat • From The Beginning • “I Can’t Dance With You”
1966 • The Who • “La-La-La-Lies” [UK] • British Rock • The Who Sings My Generation • “The Good’s Gone”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Cry Daddy” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Rubberneckin'”
1970 • Alice Cooper • “I’m Eighteen” • Heavy Metal • Love It To Death • “Is It My Body”
1972 • Bread • “Sweet Surrender” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Make It By Yourself”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mull Of Kintyre” • Scottish Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Girls School”
1978 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1978 • Rose Royce • “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” • Disco • Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! • “Do It, Do It”
1984 • Thompson Twins • “Hold Me Now” • Synth-Pop • Into The Gap • “Let Loving Start”
1991 • Michael Jackson • “Black Or White” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Black Or White” [Instrumental]
1992 • Genesis • “Never A Time” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Way Of The World”

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